Darren Bent's days as a Tottenham player appear numbered after club chairman Daniel Levy admitted the England striker could leave once the club's valuation of £18 million is met.
Bent, 25, has struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane since his £16.5 million arrival from Charlton back in 2007. Sunderland are believed to be the only club currently interested in Bent's signature, however the £18 million price-tag which has been placed on Bent should see Steve Bruce cool his interest.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is desperate to offload Bent as soon as possible to allow him to move for the likes of Klaas Jan Huntelaar and/or Luca Toni. With the World Cup fast approaching, Bent knows he needs to be playing regular first team football to have a chance of getting into Fabio Capello's England squad and at Spurs, that is unlikely to happen.
Personally, I think Tottenham would be lucky to get £12 million from the sale of Bent. I would say even Bent himself is laughing at the £18 million price-tag. Bent hasn't done much during his time at Spurs, and let's face it, a player who struggles to get into the Tottenham starting eleven is not worth £18 million. Stay tuned to Football Corner for all the latest on this and more.
What do you think? Are Spurs asking for a bit too much or is their £18 million valuation spot on? Comments below please.
Do I agree with your assessment that Bent's value is closer to 12m, yes. We should not have paid anything close to that amount in the first place. It doesn't me he isn't a good player, but he was part of squad that was relegated. It is the same thing with Downing. He should cost anything 8m.
Now, is Levy valid in asking 18m, again yes. My reason, Bent will score goals, he has proved it with us that even though style of play did not fit the system we run, he scores goals. I believe he will easily score 15-20 goals for any team he goes to. He could even score that amount in the league for a club willing to play to strengths. He was never a hold up player, he is a runner and a poacher. When you consider the crappy start to the season and how it unfolded as a whole, I believe Bent did well.
If we can land someone like a van Nistelrooy or a Huntelaar then I like many of the Spurs faithful will be happy. These two "fit" the style of player - whatever that is - many fans think we play.
he scored more goals than anyone else for us ..
give him a break !
He scored more goals than Rooney, Van Persie, Tevez, Adebayor, Drogba and Berbatov this season. Didn't do much ay! Think this article is full of it. Think he is worth closer to 18m than 12m even if 18m might be a bit top heavy.