David Moyes’ ambition to build an Everton side capable of improving a their fifth place finish this season has been well publicized in the media in recent weeks. One might say that the Liverpool-based club is acting the same way that it did in the summer of 2005, after it finished in fourth place. So, the latest name to be linked with the team from Goodison Park is Darren Bent.
The Daily Mirror reports that the English forward who cost as much as Thiery Henry just twelve moths ago, is heading out the door at White Hart Lane. Darren Bent has failed to make the impact he was vying for in his first year at Tottenham and has rarely featured in the first team.
Everton boss, Moyes, now wants to pair the English striker with Yakubu and he apparently thinks that they would make for a good partnership. The same Daily Mirror reports that the partnership could be completed for as little as Ã‚Â£8 million, which is half of what Tottenham paid for him one year ago.
At the same time, the Lancashire Evening post reckons that, to finance the purchase of Bent, Moyes would be willing to let Andy Johnson go. The other English striker has had a good first season at Everton, but failed to confirm in his second season. Now he could be offloaded for about Ã‚Â£7 million. No suitors have been mentioned as of yet, but the pacy striker is sure to find Premier League employment ahead of next season.
[Sources: Daily Mirror, Lancashire Evening Post]
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