Sunday, June 03, 2007

£15m or no deal on Darren Bent

The Addicks won't accept anything less than £15 million for Darren Bent this summer. The striker's future is unclear as he has yet to hold discussions with the club and will do so when he returns from holiday.

'He's in the Caribbean at the moment and doesn't want to discuss anything until he gets back,' an executive at the club told the Observer. 'There's actually been no offers for him. But if we don't get the asking price he isn't going. We turned down £15million in January. And that was from a club outside the big four - Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. We had to turn that down then because we still had a chance of avoiding relegation.'

I see that the BBC has picked up on the Danny Spiller story we had earlier in the week. Given that he is injury prone, he looks like one for us. Then the medical team can weave their magic.


Blogger New York Addick said...

I'd love to think we could get £15m, but our bargaining position is not a strong one any longer.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but back in January it was my view that we were heading to the Championship with Darren Bent, so cashing in for £15m (which apparently was offered) might make some sense (and so it subsequently proved).

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