Footy In A Week

Liverpool table official bid for Bent
May 16, 2006, 1:04 am
Filed under: Premier League, Transfer Market

Liverpool have made an official approach to Charlton Athletic for their star player Darren Bent. The 22-year-old hitman has been linked with the Reds for some time after catching the eye of Rafael Benitez.

Bent – a £2.5million (further £500k depending on club and international appearances) signing from Ipswich last season – netted 18 Premier League goals this season with only Thierry Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy more prolific.

Charlton currently do not have a manager following the resignation of Alan Curbishley. Their chief executive Peter Varney is currently looking for a replacement and the incoming new manager will certainly want to retain Bent but Varney may have to act before such an appointment which could be why Liverpool have sprung into action sooner rather than later.

UPDATE:  Reports are saying that Charlton have declined the bid from Liverpool and are asking for £12million which Liverpool will not meet.


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