Sunderland fans split on making a shock swoop for Bent

Sunderland fans have been discussing the idea of re-signing Darren Bent, and fans are completely split on a move for the 34 year-old.

There’s no doubt about it, Sunderland need one more signing to complete their summer. The Black Cats have been extremely active in the transfer market, but they are still one striker short.

Both Josh Maja and Jerome Sinclair are still inexperienced and raw, and new signing Charlie Wyke is struggling with a knee injury.

Given that the budget is limited and there aren’t many options left, popular fansite Roker Report has suggested moving for Bent, who is a free agent.

While many fans will dismiss the topic immediately due to the manner in which Bent left the club back in 2011, it actually makes a lot of sense.

Jack Ross already has two youngsters at his disposal in Maja and Sincalir, and Wyke should be in top form right in his prime when he returns to full fitness.

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Therefore, an experienced striker who can come on as a substitute and grab goals is the final piece of the puzzle.

The 13-cap England international would of course have to accept lower wages than he was earning in the Championship, but if he is willing to do so then it’s a no brainer… right?

Bent has hit double digit goals in ten different seasons, amassing over 200 goals for various clubs.

Fans are completely split on it, and either way you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…