Tottenham striker Darren Bent has been offered an escape route out of his traumatic move to White Hart Lane, after Sunderland expressed interest in the Ã‚Â£16.5 million striker, according to the Daily Mail.
The striker struggled to break through the first-team pairing of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov and nearly all of his 27 league appearances were off the Tottenham bench.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Bent may look to former White Hart Lane striker Jermain Defoe, who often partnered Bent on the Tottenham bench, who regained both his form and reputation after a Ã‚Â£9 million move to Portsmouth.
Although Defoe has now left and Berbatov is expected to leave in the summer transfer window, manger Juande Ramos is already looking for a number of strikers to bring in to White Hart Lane and Bent insists that he will not play another season on the bench.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
The Daily Mail claims that Sunderland boss Roy Kean has expressed interest in the striker and has the funds available to make a move for the striker.
Spurs are expected to try and recoup a large amount of the money that they paid for Bent by pricing the England striker at around Ã‚Â£12 million. However, with sufficient financial backing this fee should be within SunderlandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reach, as well as BentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wages of around Ã‚Â£30,000-a-week.
[Source: Daily Mail]
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