Darren Bent: £17m well spent by Spurs?


28th, June 2007


2868c0c08e0203aa72268c4ec2990e1c_extras_albumes_0.jpgIt looks like Darren Bent is off to White Hart Lane, for around £17m – yes, because he is worth more than Thierry Henry. If the move goes ahead, then the soon-to-be-ex-Charlton striker will have to fight Robbie Keane, Fat Mido and possibly Jermain Defoe for the right to partner Dimitar Berbatov up front. (Although surely this signals the end of Defoe’s stay at the Lane?)
I’d be very interested to see how Martin Jol rotates his strikers next season. Although Bent is an expensive acquisition, I’d imagine that Jol will stick with the Berbatov and Keane to start with, as he sees what Bent has to offer on the training ground. The obvious loser in all of this would be Mido, leaving Spurs with a very useful quartet of Berbatov, Kean, Bent and Defoe. But I can’t see that Defoe would be too happy to be a fourth-choice forward.
Is Bent worth that much? Probably not, but that’s the market in England. Bent scored lots of goals in a poor team, but that doesn’t mean he’ll score lots of goals in a better team. Do you think he’s up to the job?

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  1. Jim says:

    It seems that Spurs have taken a step back business-wise. Why undo all the good work of offloading Carrick to Man Yoo for almost 20m last summer, then squandering so much on Mr Bent?!? It’s almost as if this has turned into the Charlton Athletic Charity Auction for christ’s sake! The guy is a talent, but far from the finished article.

  2. Anonymous says:

    why is there a picture of real madrid throwing capello around accompanying this article?

  3. Anonymous says:

    true that bent may not be worth 17million, but looking at his stats, and those of fernando torres. considering that liverpool are spending 27mil for torres, i would say this is still a good deal.
    if i were the manager, however, i’d be spending my money on someone to replace lee, or even robinson, instead of the seemingly complete striker combination.