Tottenham Turn Down £14m Darren Bent Bid: Are They Mad?


Darren Bent Tottenham Hotspur 2008/09

The Rumour

TOTTENHAM have snubbed Sunderland’s £14million offer for Darren Bent.
Spurs are looking to sell the striker this summer but boss Harry Redknapp wants to recoup almost all of the £16.7m paid to Charlton for Bent two years ago.

Since then, he has hit 25 goals in 88 games.

But the England star, 25, has found it difficult to nail down a first-team place at White Hart Lane – especially since Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe returned to the club.

The Source: (The Sun)

The Analysis

This is confusing. Harry Redknapp has pretty much made it clear he isn’t too keen on Darren Bent and his public criticism of the striker when he missed a sitter was probably the last nail in the coffin, so why then would the club turn down this offer from newly installed Sunderland manager Steve Bruce?

Yes it’s not a full recoup of the money they spent on the Charlton man but then everyone said that the fee they paid was way above the going rate so to get an offer pretty close to that is startling to say the least and even more startling is the fact that it was turned down!

Bent is not a bad player and has actually been pretty consistent in this two seasons at the club, most of which has been spent sitting on the bench and waiting for someone to get injured.

The Likelihood

Bent to Sunderland: Sure to leave White Hart Lane, but where to?

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