The Sun reckons that after running his gaze over Andy Johnson and James Beattie, Roy Keane has finally settled on a striker that he thinks will shoot Sunderland up the league, none other than peripheral extortionate Spurs signing Darren Bent.
Word on the street (and in The Sun) is that Keano fancies a bit of Bent:
ROY KEANE is ready to break the bank for Spurs striker Darren Bent — and make him the highest-paid player in Sunderland’s history.
Black Cats boss Keano seems desperate to land the £12million-rated hitman as Stadium of Light strike star Kenwyne Jones is set to miss the start of the new season with a knee injury.
So Keane will offer Bent a five-year deal worth £50,000 a week — a £15,000 increase on his current pay packet. (The Sun)
Keane is obviously painfully aware that most players don’t fancy moving to Sunderland, but is hoping that a fat pay packet will lure the Bentster up to the north-east. Will this turn out to be a beneficial move for all parties (Spurs get rid of a liability, Bent gets a raise and first-team football, and Keane gets a half-decent player) or will it end up with Keane weeping whilst Bent laughs all the way to the bank?