News today that Crystal Palace may be the next club to try to sign Darren Bent of Aston Villa, and the London side are said to offer a possible loan deal to the England striker.
Darren Bent – desperately wants to join Newcastle
But that’s not what Villa want and they would rather get Bent off the books, and they are trying to get as much as possible for him after paying out anywhere from £18M to £24M for him from Sunderland a short 30 months ago – depending on what add-on payments were made – was just a terrible deal for the Midlands club.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Bent has told his representatives that he wants a move to Newcastle as soon as possible, and Darren doesn’t still want to be at Villa Park when the transfer window closes on September 2nd.
It’s understood that Bent wants to play again for Alan Pardew after working with Pardew during his time at Charlton Athletic, which were the most productive time of his career in terms of goal-scoring.
While at Charlton under Alan Pardew, Bent scored 37 goals in 79 appearances and that was in the Premier League.
But of course Newcastle will not pay the £6M asking fee that Villa wants, so we are in a stalemate at the moment for Darren Bent.
And Newcastle will not pay the agents’ fees to get Bafe Gomis from Lyon, so we’re in a stalemate on that transfer too, so that’s not exactly great news at the moment.
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