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Fulham flop Bent linked with Newcastle

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Despite starting just one of their last ten games for Fulham FC as the club were relegated, Darren Bent could be set to remain in the Premier League.

Parent club, Aston Villa, are keen to offload the 30-year-old due to the striker’s high wages.

The Daily Express reports that Newcastle United are keen on a move for the former-Sunderland forward.

Bent is a target for Newcastle

Bent is a target for Newcastle

Bent has already ruled out a return to Craven Cottage in the Championship.

“I’ve enjoyed my time down here but obviously it hasn’t gone well,” he said. “I haven’t played as much football as I would have liked.

“When I first came here I hoped it was going to be a case of playing fairly regularly, but it just wasn’t meant to be.”

Newcastle are looking for a striker to replace Loic Remy, who is generating interest from Liverpool and Arsenal.

Ex-Charlton man, Bent, scored six goals in thirty appearances for Fulham last season and has netted 21 league goals for Aston Villa since his £24m switch in 2011.

Remy remains contracted at Championship side Queens Park Rangers until 2017.

Darren Bent has won 13 caps for England, scoring 4 goals.


A Doncaster Rovers supporter since a very young age; first game a Third Division victory over Wigan in 1996, started watching regularly in the Conference circa 2001. Four promotions, two relegations, one League Cup quarter final, one JPT win at the Millenium Stadium, one Wembley victory. Never a dull moment. Interested in journalism for many years, I've occupied a number of positions on numerous forums, such as moderator, super-moderator and administrator. I began writing my own blog in 2008 on many football issues, though mainly Doncaster Rovers related. robsfootball.blogspot.com In December 2012, I took a step into match reporting, when appointed for the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League (tier 10 in the English football pyramid). My reports have since appeared on a regular basis in the Sheffield Star, Rotherham Advertiser, Green 'Un, www.togganet.co.uk and the league's website: http://windsorfoodserviceleague.pitchero.com/ All my match reports are accessible in one place: http://shfamatchreports.blogspot.co.uk/

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