Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bent closing in on Fulham switch

Darren Bent is on the verge of joining Fulham on a season-long loan, the Mail Online understands.

The England international looked set to me moving to Premier League new boys Crystal Palace, though Eagles’ boss Ian Holloway revealed that Martin Jol’s men have stolen a march in the race to secure the striker’s services.

Holloway told BBC London: ‘Fulham could wait a lot longer than we could so we’ve tried to force it, they’ve stepped in, took our deal.’

Fulham boss Jol signed Bent for a then club record £16.5m whilst manager of Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, though he made just seven appearances before the Dutchman was replaced by Juande Ramos in the White Hart Lane dugout.

After two years in North London, Bent moved to Sunderland, where he spent another two years before joining Aston Villa, while he also played for Ipswich Town and Charlton Athletic.

He has amassed 103 Premier League goals in his career so far, a record bettered by only five other players who are yet to retire.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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