Friday, August 25, 2006

Bent bid off?

Marcus Bent may well be the least popular player with the Addicked at the moment, but it doesn't look as if he will be heading north to Birmingham City as many had hoped.

Second City sources state that Blues' move for Bent appears to have stalled - if not bitten the dust completely. Manager Steve Bruce said there was 'nothing to report at the minute' with regard to his pursuit of a Premiership striker.

At the start of the week, Bruce said Blues were edging closer to concluding a deal. The view in Birmingham is that, 'It may be that the transfer fee and personal terms could be a stumbling block, or Blues could have cooled on the much-travelled forward.' 'We are still trying but we haven't got anything at the moment, I have to say. We are not close to anything,' Bruce is quoted as saying.

Earlier in the year the Addicks tried to palm off Jason Euell on Blues, only to see the deal fall through at the last minute. Perhaps the Millwall of the Midlands are not as stupid as they look.


Blogger jlord said...

why is Marcus Bent so unpopular and who are you to speak for all Charlton fans ?

1:25 PM  
Blogger Wyn Grant said...

I'm not claiming to speak for all Charlton fans, but certainly all the comments I have seen on two mailing lists have been critical of M Bent and in particular of a lack of effort and commitment in Wednesday's game.

3:35 PM  

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