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Bent Joins Spurs in £16.5m deal

Darren Bent's long awaited exit from The Valley has finally been confirmed by the board this morning.

Bent has joined Spurs in a massive £16.5m deal and this breaks their transfer record for a player.

His exit was always on the cards and since the transfer window opened the club have been trying to get the best deal possible.

He looked set to go to West Ham but he backed out of the move at the final hour and held out for a transfer to Spurs.

Spurs have paid big for the England striker but they will soon be repaid by his goal scoring antics.

Talking of his move to Spurs official website Bent said: 'Tottenham have a lot of young English players and it's a young squad, it's a squad going forward and that's the direction I wanted to take.

'It's exciting times for me and Spurs and hopefully I'll show what I can do.'


'It helps a lot that I know a few of the lads from England internationals and I'm sure they will help me settle in.

'They seem to be getting better and better every season and I would love to be part of that.'

Charlton have lost £2.58m of the deal to Ipswich as part of the sell on clause that was put in place, following his move from Portman Road to The Valley.

Charlton Chairman Richard Murray was full of praise for Bent and speaking to cafc.co.uk he said: 'I'd like to place on the record my appreciation for Darren's efforts on behalf of the club over the past two seasons,"

'He's been a model professional during his time at Charlton. He has been a pleasure to work with and has always represented the club magnificently, both at domestic and international level."

He continued: 'Realistically, it was always going to be difficult to hang on to a player of his quality following relegation, but we feel we have negotiated the best deal possible for the club and, after a payment to Ipswich, it's a sum of money that will cushion the effects of relegation for the club."

Good Luck Benty I`m sure you will go on to be a top Premiership player. Thank you for all your efforts for us and we'll see you at the lane next season.


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Date:Friday June 29 2007

Time: 9:15AM

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Good Luck Benty a real 110%er doesn't owe this club anything. Hope he does as well as he should in the future.
davecook
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29/06/2007 09:26:00

We will miss him most if and when we return to the prem. The new strikers will do us a job in the championship but up in the prem its a different story. Well Done Benty on doing a transfer the right way. Not like Snotty Parker etc.
Red Red Robin
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29/06/2007 09:28:00

Im pleased its all over with Bent. Yes he will be a loss but at lweast now we can build the squad for next season. Lets spend it wisely Pardew.
Charlton Mark
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29/06/2007 09:29:00

Hope the cash helps you back up next year, atb.
jmd
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29/06/2007 09:58:00

from our side we are glad it is over finaly to, lol now we got to find somethng else to talk about COYS!!!!
SNOWYID
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29/06/2007 10:00:00

Good deal for both teams!
ricardo_archibald
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29/06/2007 10:02:00

Alot of money but he can score goals in that league and he young.He only guna get better and good luck to him.Who you guna bring in with your near 15m?
matty17x
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29/06/2007 10:35:00

Obviously very highly rated at Charlton from what I am reading here, so cushion“s the blow of that massive fee. Gd luck next season and we“ll be seeing you in 12 months!
El Jefe
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29/06/2007 17:01:00

If only he has joined a decent team like West Ham. Would be better at Chartlon than spurs.
rk1888
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01/07/2007 12:27:00

Ha rk1888 do be serious..West Ham decent??? Yeah thats why they only just escaped relegation.
dazspurs
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01/07/2007 12:49:00

16.5 million can buy you a lot of quality players to get back into the PL. will the manager get much of the cash to spend?
Dales_Dad
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03/07/2007 23:47:00

 

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