Sunderland’s Darren Bent hands in transfer request, wants to swap possible European qualification for relegation scrap at Aston Villa

Posted by - January 17, 2011 - Aston Villa, Sunderland, Transfer News and Gossip

Daniel Levy’s probably to blame

Sunderland star Darren Bent stunned the club by handing in a transfer request after yesterday’s Tyne-Wear derby, then stunned them even more by revealing he wants to join Aston Villa.

The Premier League strugglers have reportedly bid £18 million for the England striker in a deal that could rise to £24 million.

Despite his side sitting pretty in sixth place in the league and having already bagged 10 goal this season, Bent has said he wants to leave.

A Sunderland statement said: “The club can confirm that it received a written transfer request from Darren Bent following Sunday’s Wear-Tyne derby match.”

Come on, your star striker wants to quit – it’s hardly the time for semantics: everybody knows it’s Tyne-Wear.

The Black Cats are believed to have rejected the bid and will hold out for a deal starting at £20 million.

  • Oyotyne

    Sunderland are 6th

  • Anonymous

    There you go then: even more crazy than we first thought!

  • Philipavery

    Bent it better not be all about the money because I thort you were not like that your a good player plz don’t leave

  • Stu T

    Semantics? When the derby takes place on wearside it is Wear-Tyne you numpty

  • Stu T

    Semantics? When the derby takes place on wearside it is Wear-Tyne you numpty

  • Joe

    In fairness to him he probably just doesn’t want to live in Sunderland, I wouldn’t want to either.

  • Fred Scott3

    AS Abba would say its about money, money, money. He can’t believe hes gone to abetter team. Good riddance.