Bent asks to quit Black Cats

I'll be leaving out that door.

Sky Sports | Football | Transfer Centre | Speculation | Bent asks to quit Black Cats
Sunderland striker Darren Bent has handed in a transfer request after Aston Villa made an £18million move for the England international.

Bent has been a regular scorer for the Black Cats since joining from Tottenham 18 months ago, but he has now asked to quit the North East.

He has scored 36 goals in 63 appearances during his time on Wearside following his £10million switch from Tottenham.

If the football gods are kind, Bent will be lining up for both of Villa's matches in this upcoming fantasy gameweek.

This is a bit of a shock for the Black Cats, who could now be facing the loss of both of their starting forwards from last season, with Kenwyne Jones having already moved to Stoke. Surely this make Gyan THE MAN and his fantasy value will have to be adjusted accordingly. It also puts more of a burden on Danny Welbeck, and possibly Steed Malbranque, who might be given an advanced role behind the strikers by Steve Bruce.


  1. there is more space for gyan and welbeck to develop. they will surely start every game now. it is a shame this didn't happen when wlebeck and were a lot cheaper.

  2. Birty3:08 PM

    As someone who has Gyan at a discount I fully support this move and will even pay for Bent's train ticket to Birmingham

  3. Dan C5:49 PM

    Smacks of desperation on Villa's part to me.

    And yeah, it'll aid Welbeck's development, but only until the end of the year when he'll be back to Man Utd and Sunderland will be looking for someone better than Frazier Campbell to play alongside Gyan.

  4. Hadn't thought about this, but isn't Welbeck Frazier Campbell 2.0?

    Or at the least, his mirror-image (left side, right side)?

  5. Dwight York ver. 2.2

  6. Anonymous7:17 PM

    Until he helps win a treble, not quite Yorke 2.2

  7. Anonymous1:17 AM

    It's a win-win situation to me, Villa, Sunderland, and all players concerned, especially Aston Villa.

  8. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Bent is rubbish.