Remember when Turds bid £18million for the guy? We all thought he was off his trolley! Spurs got him for £16m and 'Arry subsequently reckoned his wife was a better finisher!
To be fair, he has done well at Sunderland but is he really worth £18million? Houllier seems to think so and Randy is backing him! Randy and Bent, now that should attract the pink pound in Birmingham!
But if you were Bent, why would you want to swap Sunderland for Villa? Seems like an odd call to me, but he has slapped in a transfer request in response to Villa's bid, suggesting he fancies the move. Perhaps he is hoping another club might come in for him? Chelsea maybe? Or Liverpool?
Not good news for us if he joins Villa. They look too strong to go down anyway but this would surely secure their safety. Unless, of course, he rediscovers his Tottenham form!