Date: 9th July 2008 at 12:03pm
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Cardiff City are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Charlton Athletic striker Marcus Bent.


Several reports suggest that City have tabled a £2m bid for 30-year old Bent but Peter Ridsdale has denied that any offer has been made, though he did concede that Bent was one of several players under consideration.


Somewhat of a journeyman, Bent spent last season on loan at Wigan Athletic where he netted 7 in 31 appearances for the Latics including a hat-trick against Blackburn Rovers. Prior to that he had spells with Charlton Athletic and Everton after making his name with Ipswich Town.


Although not prolific, Bent is a powerful forward and caused problems in the Premier League last season. He also possesses pace and skill and would surely be a threat in the Championship. However, critics would point out his less impressive goal tally and question the rationale of spending £2m on a 30 year old.


Bent, Robbie Fowler and Ross McCormack may yet form the Bluebirds front-line next year but hopefully the £2m valuation is wide of the mark.



 

3 Replies to “Cardiff City Closing in on Marcus Bent”

  • Of course Charlton don’t need Marcus Bent any more because they’ve just signed a younger striker called Stuart Fleetwood – now why do I know that name? And £2m is ludicrously too much. But if we do get Marcus can we make sure he and we sign a bit of paper about it rather than just have a ‘verbal’?

  • I don’t know that Fleetwood will be a major hit, but I do know that a transfer listed striker (at a Championship club) with Bent’s record is not a £2m signing by any means.

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