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QPR's Arry Ready To Take Bent? Would You Sell Him?

QPR's Arry Ready To Take Bent? Would You Sell Him?

The Darren Bent saga will no doubt carry on until January.

He`ll no doubt then be sold. Looks like Paul Lambert just doesn`t see him as his sort of player.

Shame the conspiracies are being made up to cover it all though. It suggests our manager is a patsy and that the board pick players. Sorry, no chance would Lambert stand for that. He`d not sit for it either.

I digress, for more on that, see: £6million Bent Rumour - As Usual - Nonsense!

Today`s story links him with QPR.

The Mirror have quotes from the London media`s darling, Harry Redknapp.

Lovely of him to talk about someone else's player eh?!

"We lack a bit of a cutting edge. It`s a lopsided squad, we could do with a couple of front men to give us a chance. I like Darren, I have no problems with him. I just made a comment that maybe I shouldn`t have. It was difficult, he didn`t like that and within no time he decided he wanted to go. But he`s a good player and he can score goals."

They also link, again, Liverpool and Fulham. Apparently he could be sold for as little as £8million although quite how they know that is beyond me, I can`t see our CEO or owner talking values to press, can you!?

Does look like he`ll be going though. Not sure where I`d let him go, certainly wouldn`t be to QPR though, we surely don`t need to send firepower to fellow strugglers? We want them to remain in the bottom three to keep us out of it don`t we?

Our poll asks, would you sell Darren Bent. Let us know! (bottom right hand side of site)

Seems 99% sure to me he'll go. I'd rather have seen him get a good run in the team with Christian Benteke.

January transfer window thread: Click Here

So Far We Have:


Porto defender Abdoulaye Ba (link from a gossip type site so not done an article on the link!)

Brazilian being looked at: Click Here

Burnley striker Charlie Austin: Click Here

German goalie Felix Wiedwald: Click Here

James Chester from Hull: Lambert Talks About January Plans

France U21 left-back Massadio Haidara: Click Here

23-year-old Saint-Etienne striker Pierre Aubameyang: Click Here

21-year-old Maribor striker Robert Beric. See: Click Here

Bordeaux midfielder Yoan Gouffran: Click Here


Darren Bent to QPR or Liverpool: Click Here and again: Bent's Time Up At Villa?

Darren Bent to Fulham: Bent Shows Top Class + Linked To Fulham

Darren Bent loan to Liverpool: Click Here

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday November 29 2012
Time: 9:46AM


I'd rather sell to Liverpool than QPR, but overall I'd rather see him replaced than see him stay - especially as its clear Lambert doesn't want to use him.
29/11/2012 10:09:00
I don't get what all the fury is about ?? Bent has only missed a few games and it's all become a joke in the press. He was playing and the team wasn't doing anything in the final third, I've watched every game home and away and with Benteke, Gabby and Weiman up front we look a threat .. a bit raw at times but its getting there. Against Spurs and Fulham Bent did zilch and hardly touched the ball, he is unwilling to move around and receive passes, he just wants to stay on the shoulder of defenders or stay in the 18 yard box. That's not the dynamic of the game any more, defenders are becoming more agile and more technically gifted. The team is being moulded to attack as a unit and defend as a unit . He can't hold the ball up, bring players into play, can't shift with the ball or cut in. Since Benteke has got going we have won at Sunderland, lost to Man Utd just, lost our way at the Etihad, drew with Arsenal and won a tricky and high pressure clash for the youngsters with a bottom table rival. 7 points from 15 with the top two thrown into the mix and Arsenal. Bent offers nothing to the way this squad is evolving, he isn't a lone striker, he isn't a striker with ability to link up in a forward line behind the lone striker. He is a 4-4-2 man and not many teams play that way any more. Sell him if someone is silly enough to take on his £70k a week wages. UTV
29/11/2012 10:16:00
I think we're past "Would You Sell Him". I think it's more like who would you sell him to, how much would you expect for hm and would you sell him to a relegation rival..... What about a loan swop with Liverpool? Whatever happens, it's just a matter of time, but Lambert had better get someone in first, or pdq after he's sold him.
Pride of Lions
29/11/2012 10:39:00
Theres a lot of virtue being made out of necessity here (in the "best of all possible worlds" as Voltaire might say). The sad fact is that if we were still challenging for top 4/top 6, no-one would be wanting to sell him, as we'd need two quality strikers. Ironically, back in the halcyon days of Martin O Nearly, those two strikers were Carew and Heskey. If we'd had these two in 09/10....... Lambert's challenge, other than having to relentlessly riff away on the beat he has been set by the management for another few weeks, is to find another decent striker for significantly less than a Bent sale would bring in. Not easy in January. And please dont try and sell me the platitude that the board never pick players when it comes to keeping them or not.
29/11/2012 10:39:00
If Lerner sells or even loans him to slack Arry then its time to get the coat.
29/11/2012 10:41:00
Im really not sure on this one, i think he is giving Wiiman time as he does expect bent to leave... something must have happened behind the scenes. @astonmilan, i cant agree that 'defenders have become defenders are becoming more agile and more technically gifted' especially in the last 18 months, football does not evolve that fast. Especially not that fae that a striker who banged them in every where he went, including here under GH, is deemed too poor...
29/11/2012 11:11:00
if he is sold, be interesting to see what is done replacement wise. As we all know, it is up to the manager, not us. We have opinions but their jobs are the ones on the line (and their reputations). I can't see him staying now, he has ambitions and they won't be fulfilled from the stands.
The Fear
29/11/2012 11:29:00
d8ost defenders are becoming better at the upper level, Vidic, Kompany, Luis, jones, even our own are more comfortable with the ball at their feet and this has slowly happened over the last 5 or six years not 18 months. As for bent banging em in, 42 of his 102 Premier League goals are penalties, the rest tap ins and he only has 18 assists in all that time... compared to Rooney, Drogba, RVP, Tevez etc ... this is poor and why in the 7 years or so of his 'prolific' scoring career he has never been approached by Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and was sold from Spurs . He is ok as a big fish in a small pond where he is the out and out main man, he served a purpose and helped keep us safe under Houllier, which would have cost us far more than £18m had we gone down. Sell him on, wish him luck and keep the revolution going under Lambert.
29/11/2012 12:41:00
............. ask yourselves a serious question (and yes Mr Fear that includes you), do we step backwards and accommodate a player that doesn't suit the way the club and not just first team are being coached and transformed just to try and stay safe, or do we push on and trust Lambert, who's forgot more than anyone on here knows about the game, to bring in more good value quality buys such as Lowton, Westwood, Benteke and Bowery ? Bent in my opinion would not of changed the outcome of the last 5 games, in fact I think we would have been worse off had he played. Lambert says he still has a future, so that's up to him, but that £75k a week would be best spent on two more quality players for the team. UTV
29/11/2012 12:47:00
All true for me astonmilan. Sell him, good luck to him, preferably not to QPR, but one player doth not a team make, especially one of such specific (ie limited) talents as Bent. Buy in key positions in Jan and I'll be pleased. We looked rough against Reading, but with fingers and toes crossed, I think we're getting there.
29/11/2012 13:11:00
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