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Darren Bent After Striker Competition!?

Darren Bent After Striker Competition!?

Bit of a strange on this.

Is Darren Bent saying that Villa need to spend and bring in more strikers or is he just answering a press man asking what he thinks of the players we`ve been linked to?

Bent green close up

Usually a player will say it is up to the manager and leave it at that, but Bent told Sky Sports that he would welcome the competition.

He points out 'We've still got some fantastic strikers at the club. Gabby is injured, Weimann came in did and really well, Nathan Delfouneso looks like he's ready to peak and it's his time."

But adds if Paul Lambert does bring anyone else in, it will only go to help AVFC.

Bent green

'Defoe is a top international striker. He's a great finisher, he can score goals and make goals for himself. He'd be a fantastic addition. I've played with Kenywyne Jones before and he's a fantastic striker on his day. He's up there with the best of them. If we can get any of them two as well, it's going to be a welcome addition to the football club. I've played with both as well, that always helps. So I'm sure the manager has got someone in mind.'

For me Defoe would be fantastic, BUT he isn`t available now is he? Spurs seem to be using him, if Appy Arry had stayed we might have been able to grab him but not now?

bent wallpaper

Striker links so far....

My info says we`ve never at any point been interested in Andy Carroll:

Andy Carroll from Liverpool: Lambert Admits He'd Like England Striker
Andy Caroll not available on loan: Ooh Ahh Ron Vlaar?! + Andy Carroll Update
NO To Owen. NO To Carroll. Bye Bye Collins!

Newcastle`s Danny Simpson: Click Here James Nursey on twitter: ‏@JamesNursey other #AVFC goss, is forget any chat of Villa signing Danny Simpson from #NUFC. It's rubbish. Lowton will be Villa's right back

31 year old Norwich striker Grant Holt: Click Here
Grant Holt again: Allan Evans Says Yes To Holte But KEEP Bent! and... Holt would cost £6million: Click Here and again Click Here
. Maybe not Holt: Lambert Looking For 5 Players With £20m Funds?

23-year-old Senegal striker Ibrahima Balde: Click Here

Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez: Click Here

Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones: Kenwyne Jones Interesting Villa?

Michael Owen: The Obligatory Annual Michael Owen To Villa Link! Lambert has said no: NO To Owen. NO To Carroll. Bye Bye Collins!

Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak: Click Here and Russian Striker Linked Again + Bordeaux Striker! Went to Reading

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher linked: Click Here
No bid for Steven Fletcher: Aston Villa TRANSFER Talk Hots Up!

Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran: Russian Striker Linked Again + Bordeaux Striker!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 22 2012
Time: 9:40AM

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IF, being the opertive word............
Pride of Lions
22/08/2012 10:35:00
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Should be working together, not competing against Darren. Not sure that Jones and Defoe would welcome playing with him as much as he says he would with them...
Villan444
22/08/2012 10:42:00
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Spurs have signed big Addy from Man.City and are chasing two other strikers according to bbc gossip so Defoe could be available not sure it would work with Bent too much like Gabby for me. Difficult to buy a decent striker in this market most are well overpriced.
Merlin128777
22/08/2012 11:21:00
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Jones would be a better fit but Lambert will need to sort his head out to make it work
AdzVilla11
22/08/2012 11:24:00
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It's probably more likely that we'll replace Bent with Jones and Defoe.
son_of_cher
22/08/2012 11:35:00
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I think Spurs have been using Defoe simply through lack of choice, but then he has been scoring, so it's hard to say! But they've signed Adebayor now, and considering their strength comes from midfield, they might not be able to guarantee both of them starting places!
callum_ws
22/08/2012 11:48:00
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V444...have you checked the signing session link...the one with one comment...;-)
koolbill
22/08/2012 11:59:00
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LOL bill, I hadn't until now. I didn't think that you'd be allowed to get that close to Bent with the restraining order and all ;-D
Villan444
22/08/2012 12:24:00
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QPR are in for Defoe this afternoon - surely Defoe and Dawson would have been ideal signings for us? Clark is a good player and great prospect, but we have a definite lack of cover (and experience) at CB, while I would have thought a move for Defoe would have been a no-brainer? Maybe we really don't have a pot to ***** in, however much Randy sold the Browns for? If no one comes in, surely we have to play Weimann AND DB - one up front (if it's DB) just doesn't work for us.
JuanPabloAngel
22/08/2012 14:12:00
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Darren Bent doesn't work up front JPA Full Stop. Every team that he's played for, he's scored a few goals, BUT NO-ONE ELSE HAS in the whole team. He's never played for a successful team. Defoe and Dawson would never leave the Capital either. Dawson is the most overrated player in Prem history (bar DB9.)
Villan444
22/08/2012 16:51:00
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