Newcastle have been linked with a move for Aston Villa’s Darren Bent as the club look to push on from the disappointments of last season. The forward will be more than keen to rid himself of the memories of last season, and there is plenty of reason to believe this could be a successful partnership moving forward.
Newcastle have found their go-to market when bringing in additions to the squad, but looking closer to home can also have its benefits. You’d like to assume that Alan Pardew is comfortable with the targeting of Bent, as even though the striker has a solid reputation in the Premier League, the manager will be more than aware of the difficulties that could spill into this season.
But if everything falls into place, this could prove to be another one of Newcastle’s better buys.