Bent to leave Sunderland for £18 million

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Found 17th Jan 2011
So Darren Bent is looking to leave Sunderland, rumour is that he will sign for Aston Villa for betweenn £18 and £20 million.

Is he worth it? What do fans of either sides make of it?

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I think the following quote says he is ...


Since 2005 he has scored 81 league goals, with only Manchester United's … Since 2005 he has scored 81 league goals, with only Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Chelsea forward Didier Drogba ahead of him in the scoring charts with 82.


Edited by: "RiPPeR" 17th Jan 2011

Frankly, it's ridiculous.

If he goes, it can only be for money. Leaving a club pushing for Europe, to go to a relegation battle.

Ridiculous fee aswell, as with most British players. He's worth £18m, yet Van der Vaart was bought for £8m.

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emhaslam

Frankly, it's ridiculous.Ridiculous fee aswell, as with most British … Frankly, it's ridiculous.Ridiculous fee aswell, as with most British players. He's worth £18m, yet Van der Vaart was bought for £8m.



Acqualini cost £20 mil; Shevenko cost £32 mil; Veron £25 million - does he seem over priced now?

What baffles me is why on earth didnt Villa back O'Neil like this? If they did he would still be their manager and in my opinion was one the the best managers in the country.

roryk83

Acqualini cost £20 mil; Shevenko cost £32 mil; Veron £25 million - does he … Acqualini cost £20 mil; Shevenko cost £32 mil; Veron £25 million - does he seem over priced now?



All of those players you've mentioned were overpriced when sold, Bent fits into that bracket too if this transfer rumour is true.

RiPPeR

What baffles me is why on earth didnt Villa back O'Neil like this? If … What baffles me is why on earth didnt Villa back O'Neil like this? If they did he would still be their manager and in my opinion was one the the best managers in the country.



You need to check your records and see exactly how much O'Neill spent/ wasted to the point where RL said enough is enough and good on RL I say.

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mr.potato_head

All of those players you've mentioned were overpriced when sold, Bent … All of those players you've mentioned were overpriced when sold, Bent fits into that bracket too if this transfer rumour is true.



I think his goal scoring record says it all really.

He will give you 20 goals a year.

completely overpriced,Villa should go for someone like Forlan, Llorente for thatkinda money

Really do not understand how buying a player with a scoring record of 1 every 2 games can be overpriced.

greg_68

You need to check your records and see exactly how much O'Neill spent/ … You need to check your records and see exactly how much O'Neill spent/ wasted to the point where RL said enough is enough and good on RL I say.



Yes and got Villa pushing the top 4 !!! Then said no more and expect him to keep them up the top !!

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tonypop

completely overpriced,Villa should go for someone like Forlan, Llorente … completely overpriced,Villa should go for someone like Forlan, Llorente for thatkinda money



Forlan is getting on a bit now though....

And I dont think Lorente would go to Villa...probably gonna hold out for a move to Real or Barca I would imagine!

He's not everyones cup of tea but only time will tell whether it was a good buy or not, if he scores 20 goals a season I can't possibly see that as being overpriced even at £18 million. All fans ever say is we need a 20 goal a season striker, now we have one every says he's not worth it. Exactly what do people think a 20 goal a season striker should cost?

Notts county want £500,000 of Derby for Ben Davis ... He's 29 and has never played higher than the bottom 2 runs of the league........ Now thats expensive lol

roryk83

Acqualini cost £20 mil; Shevenko cost £32 mil; Veron £25 million - does he … Acqualini cost £20 mil; Shevenko cost £32 mil; Veron £25 million - does he seem over priced now?



Equally over-priced.

I did think he was very over priced when i first saw the fee but his goal scoring record speaks for itself.

I'd personally value him around £13mil- £15mil but would be trying to push £18mil if he was wanted.

ive heard he is off to liverpool

im worried it wont work if he does and he doesnt carry on his so far very good career deserves to be winning stuff

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I suspect this move will mean the departure of Ashley Young to Liverpool

£18 million's a bargain if he's going to keep Villa up..!!!

2 million tops

expensive but if he's going to do a good job for us then he's worth the money, randy learner is probably only using the money he got for milner, hope the move goes ahead

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greg_68

Really do not understand how buying a player with a scoring record of 1 … Really do not understand how buying a player with a scoring record of 1 every 2 games can be overpriced.



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Supermod

Bent is a goalscorer. He does it every season.

Bent is highly underrated and £18 million is a fair price, like someone pointed out he is constantly in the top 3 for PL goal scorers at the end of the season, with teams that do not go out and batter people 6-0. Highly consistent, but I have no idea why he would want to go to Villa at the moment, Sunderland are pushing for europe and I struggle to see them doing that without him.

roryk83

Acqualini cost £20 mil; Shevenko cost £32 mil; Veron £25 million - does he … Acqualini cost £20 mil; Shevenko cost £32 mil; Veron £25 million - does he seem over priced now?



Tevez to us for 25 mill......so i'd say yes he's well overpriced!

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transit

Tevez to us for 25 mill......so i'd say yes he's well overpriced!



Plus £250K per week......... Oh wait that's 4 times Bent's wages!

Looking forward to the 12/13 season when wages and outgoings will be capped according to income? That'll be fun. X)

transit

Tevez to us for 25 mill......so i'd say yes he's well overpriced!



Yeah you also bought Adebayor for £25m in the same transfer window... X)

guv

Plus £250K per week......... Oh wait that's 4 times Bent's wages!Looking … Plus £250K per week......... Oh wait that's 4 times Bent's wages!Looking forward to the 12/13 season when wages and outgoings will be capped according to income? That'll be fun. X)




Careful, you're almost sounding jealous.:D

Arsenal Fan

Yeah you also bought Adebayor for £25m in the same transfer window... X)




Every rich club needs a shoe shiner.

Tbh your team looks like Tevez + 10 shoe shiners

Arsenal Fan

Tbh your team looks like Tevez + 10 shoe shiners



I'd settle for that seeing as we're still up there

transit

Every rich club needs a shoe shiner.




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Bent isn't worth anywhere near that, he had a cracking season last year but has been pretty poor this year. He needs 6-7 chances to score one goal. He should of had a half dozen against Notts County. Still will be interesting to see how Bruce spends the money, if he can get Wellbeck in on a permanent deal. Still great News as a Mag.

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Paddy_o_furniture

Bent isn't worth anywhere near that, he had a cracking season last year … Bent isn't worth anywhere near that, he had a cracking season last year but has been pretty poor this year. He needs 6-7 chances to score one goal. He should of had a half dozen against Notts County. Still will be interesting to see how Bruce spends the money, if he can get Wellbeck in on a permanent deal. Still great News as a Mag.



Great news for us too in my view.
He's been rubbish this season, it's like he's a completely different player this year to last. He's only scored three times since September. Gyan is a far better player than Bent. Hopefully we can get to keep Wellbeck too.
Obviously bit of a dick too, seeing as he wanted to leave in the summer then comes out to the fans telling them how he wants to stay at Sunderland for life, blah blah blah.
On the other hand he has had a fair bit of stick up here so can't blame him for wanting to go.

One things for sure GH is putting his head on the block if this deal comes off. All signings are a bit of a gamble no matter the player, club or transfer fee, hopefully this won't turn out to be a failure.

Bent is a great goalscorer, but not a great player. Drogba £24million, Rooney £30million, Berbatov £30million, Torres £25million, Tevez £25million? All great goalscorers and great players, however Jermaine Defoe 15million, Adebeyor £25million, Santa Cruz £18million, Robbie Keane £17million, all good goalscorers.

What makes people think that Darren Bent isn't worth £18million, when he consistently scores as many if not more than the good goalscorers, and not far off if not equal or more than the "great goalscorers"?

His record speaks for itself i think

Sunderland fan's ur not keeping Welbeck, His future's at Old Trafford.

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transit

Careful, you're almost sounding jealous.:D



Yes... that must be it!

Inb4 why is my season ticket £5000 per season.
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