The Times, amongst many others, are reporting that Tottenham have finally agreed a deal with Charlton for Darren Bent for about Â£13 million rising to a possible Â£16.5m -breaking their club transfer record in the process,
Bent is believed to be willing to accept a weekly salary considerably less than the Â£75,000 he was offered by West Ham United. The 23-year-old turned down a five-year contract at Upton Park after West Ham had agreed a fee of Â£16m plus Hayden Mullins, the midfield player.
Finally! There are still plenty of Tottenham fans who seem to think they’re mis-allocation their transfer budget at best, getting utterly ripped off at worst (or both). But it does seem like the club badly want their man, and it’s only a matter of time before they get him.
Whether the likes of Gareth Bale, Younes Kaboul and Bent prove to be difference makers or not at least the white half of North London have had players moving in the right direction. Arsenal fans have resorted to plotting the best they can do without any signings at all.