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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how is bents move to tottenham a nightmare? did you expect bent to regularly start ahead of the best strike partnership in england? im sick of bent being labelled as a flop or having a nightmare season. I could have told you roughly how many games bent would play before the begining of the season. Anyone who EXPECTED something else in terms of goals, playing time etc just simply doesnt know football. Im looking at you “soccer” news.
Im sorry but this title actually offends me. It’s simply pure stupidity. Bent chose Tottenham over west ham (where he would have started many games) because he wanted to be with a better team. He knew he was going to be behind in the pecking order when he signed for spurs. Now when you say nightmare in the title it implies that something dreadful and unexpected happened. This is not the case and by this title you are damaging the reputation of this site, general football knowledge in the US, and by far most importantly my club.
Bent is a top class goalscorer and has proved it – but had injuries and Defoe to compete with! Funny how once Defoe was sold Bent started to get into some form and confidence – he was working hard as well as making and scoring goals for fun towards the end of the season. You can’t give a Â£16m player just one season – especially with the slightly complacent Berbatov’s future uncertain. To sell now would be a waste, and utter madness to me. He may start on the Bench, but if he breaks in this season… and shows his… Read more »
glen you just about wrap up my views here also! simple as that!
Yep, agree with all the other comments…. the only possible way his season has been a ‘nightmare’ has been the injuries and illness he’s had at crucial times of the season. As a Spurs fan I’d be GUTTED if he left now… and I’m sick and tired of websites and the media in general labelling people a failure when they’ve not even had a proper chance to prove themselves. It’s paper talk and hype that got Defoe his move to Portsmouth – and at the time, the FACTS were that he had actually played in over half of Spurs’ matches,… Read more »
Although i appreciate all comments and feedback on my articles, some of these seem a little overly aggresive so… he transfer for Darren Bent not only broke Tottenham’s transfer record, but the wages he was given reportedly made him the 19th highest paid player in the world based on weekly wages alone (see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2008/04/02/ufnpaylist102.xml and http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/football/article.html?in_article_id=107896&in_page_id=43&expand=true) I admit Bent has not been shocking at White Hart Lane, but for a player that earns more than anyone else a tthe club (according to the statistics above) and broke the transfer record for the club, i am sure that he was brought… Read more »
for christ sake…….and this is to everyone who thinks we paid 16.5 mill for bent……WE PAID 12 UP FRONT!!! WITH THRE REST BASED ON APPPEARNCES AND PERFORMANCE WHICH HE HASNT FULFILLED YET. not 16
Where do people get ther information? it is widely reported about Daniel Levy’s Wage Cap According to those pages that Josh Scott above linked to Bent is on 94k a week DREAM ON – Ledley, Berby and Keano are the highest paid players at Spurs very close to the Capping on wages at 45k a week if you are going to print links then dont just copy the info, read it first to save REAL Spurs fans the hassle of seeing just more rubbish in the tabloids. If you want to post information, please do so with the intentions of… Read more »