News has broken with a late twist in the Darren Bent saga.

Is Fulham this way?
Is Fulham this way?

Rumours were rife last night as talk of Darren Bent heading for a medical this morning had appeared during the England game. But, in a shocking late twist, Bent pulled out of having a medical with Palace and now seems set to undergo a medical at Fulham today ahead of a transfer for a rumoured loan spell. The loan move would include a £2m fee for his season loan spell, Fulham paying his wages & £3m to complete his move at the end of the season.

Many football writers and sports editors, including Ed Malyon, Stuart James and John Percy, have all reported over Twitter that the England International changed his mind late last night with a deal all tied up with Palace and it seems Darren Bent is heading to Fulham this morning for a medical.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has told BBC London 94.9 Darren Bent is joining Fulham today, having expected him to sign for the Eagles. Hollyway has been quoted saying:

Fulham could wait a lot longer than we could so we’ve tried to force it, they’ve stepped in, took our deal. It’s life.

Mat Kendrick of the Birmingham Mail has now had confirmation from Aston Villa boss, Paul Lambert, that the forward is indeed at Fulham having a medical ahead of a season long loan. Mat has also asked if anymore signings will arrive at Villa this summer, with Paul Lambert replying: “I’ve got a fortnight to decide…”

What do you think about Bent heading to Fulham?

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  1. I wish Darren Bent all the best at Fulham he saved us from relegation the season he joined from Sunderland. It’s pitty we couldn’t accomadate him in our team, because when on form he is a top striker. Thank you Darren and good luck.

  2. Good luck Dazza, but not too much. I hope he has a decent season and that Fulham (I like Jol as well) finish one place below the Villa in 5th spot!!

  3. Obviously Fulham made a less insultingly low offer than hypocrite Holloway! Good luck to DB39, it was bad luck being superceded by a better, younger, faster and more modern model so soon.


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