Bent begins Sunderland talks


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TOTTENHAM striker Darren Bent has opened talks with Sunderland, according to The Sun.

Talks were previously at a deadlock due to the fact that Spurs were looking to bring in Kenwyne Jones, who is valued at £18million as part of a cash-plus Darren Bent deal.

However, now a deal has said to have been agreed for Bent to move to the Stadium of Light for a £10million fee, with a club-record wage of around £45,000.

The transfer will represent a loss for Tottenham, who paid £16.5million for the England international in June 2007, but Harry Redknapp must sell before he can make big-money signings to strengthen his squad for the new campaign.

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  1. I dont think its enough I would rather keep him than let him go for £10 million fact is he still scored 17 goals this season and where else do you get a sub that can do that for that money and please Harry dont get Jones he’s worse. Get 12-14 and I’ll be happy

  2. im not his biggest fan but 10mil is not enough for bent. id like to see robbie move on ahead of bent. whatever happened to the van nistleroy rumours?

  3. …ps… just think with ruuds ability in the box and defoes ability to bash em in from edge of the area they could be a good balanced partnership, would love to see em link up

  4. According to SSN the fee is actually 12m. Although it represents a loss on the amount paid, we do need to sell to bring in someone better.

  5. Decent player who at last gets the chance at a big club, after playing for the smaller london clubs, he will love 48,000 fans and a good manager to play for instead of del boy.

  6. you know we must be the only team who hasn’t brought anyone yet. Talk about keeping it close to your chest. Keep Bent and get rid of Keane.
    Sell him to the villians

  7. I think this is rubbish. Unless the agreement with Charlton was based on appearances etc so that the loss is less than 2 million, this makes no sense. If kenweyne jones is valued by Sunderland at 20 million, then Bent is easily worth that amount. Forget his technical limitations, if you purely look at the number of goals scored he is easily worth 15 million. Levy is no mug. I would be very surprised to see him go for 10 million. Remember he got 20 million for Keane and even for Berba, most people thought we would get 28 and we more than 30.

  8. darren bent is a very average footballer, who is not in the same class as pav, keane and defoe. £10 mil is a very fair price for a player of his quality. Sell him sharpish levy

  9. Reply to MrWok, Bent gets the chance to play in front of 48k at Old Trafford and the Emirates, however, Sunderland cannot fill their stadium, so it wont be a weekly event.

  10. 10mill for bent is a snip. If he gets 17 goals for sunderland its a bargain, No player has scored 17 goals in the prem for sland since SKP!

  11. reply to Landxyid, just to let you know i think you will be quite suprised at how many fans will be at the stadium next season with season tickets starting at £19 (£1 a game).

    As for bent, i don’t want him here, he had the chance to come here before but opted for charlton, much rather pay a few mill less for mcarthey at rovers and spend more cash on wingers to get the balls in for kenwyne


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