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Sunderland Accept £24 Million For Bent

Sunderland have been dealt a blow after talisman Darren Bent has handed in a transfer request with Aston Villa waiting in the wings to sign him.


A deal that could be worth up to £24 million has been tabled for the England striker as early as Sunday, but it has yet to be accepted by the club.


The England striker handed his request after the Wear-Tyne derby yesterday and the news has rocked Sunderland fans across Wearside.


Bent, 26, has flourished under Steve Bruce`s reign since arriving at Sunderland in the summer of 2009, scoring 36 goals in 63 appearances and has become cult hero since.


But a poor run of form has seen the striker only score 11 goals so far this season after he scored 24 goals in his first season at the club, including an international goal.


The club has released an official statement this afternoon and confirmed Bent will be leaving.


SAFC said, "The club can confirm that it received a written transfer from Darren Bent following yesterday's Wear-Tyne derby match."


The latest news broke by the Telegraph suggests Bent will agree personal terms and undergo his medical as soon as tomorrow.




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The Journalist

Writer: Gary Johnson Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 17 2011

Time: 3:07PM

Your Comments

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avfcwills10
'only' score 11 goals haha.
P.Avfc
why does he want to leave, if it was me i would rather stay at sunderland, what an idiot.
The Hudd
To tell you the truth I am not sure why he wants to come to us at the moment! Still you can have Heskey in part exchange
stanleeds
don't be silly stan im sure they would want us to give them money for heskey lol
Avillian136
Shh lads, we all know they want carew, not heskey ;)
ruggaboy
we'll take cash please thank you, you can keep Heskey in fact I d give you money back just to keep him lol He's a good signing but with Villas current situation is it a expensive gamble that may not come off?
tucky
Poor run of form = 11 goals! Do you know what the combined total of Carew and Agbonlahor is?
AVFC4ME
its a shame for sunderland but alot of us warned you about Bent when we sold him to you. He is a selfish so n so who will have villa over if someone else bigger comes in for him now. Hopefully we will be getting another 4m out of his next move too.
WestStandEnclosure
Thats the thing with Bent he was worshipped here but as soon a Gyan came he wanted out sounds like a bit of a god complex you'd have to hope Villa dont bring in another world class striker or Bents gone on the next paycheck thats slid under his nose.
Tucky
Thought this was bit of a shock move. Aston Villa have the better squad but ultimately they're stuggling at the moment so where the logic of moving down the table came from I don't know. It's cliche but i'm guessing money is being thrown at him in bundles.
TheFamousNo7
 

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