Redknapp ready to end Bent rift from Tottenham days amid QPR interest
Thursday 29 November 2012
Harry Redknapp wants to bring out-of-favour Aston Villa striker Darren Bent to Queens Park Rangers despite the pair falling out during their time working together at Tottenham Hotspur, the Daily Mirror has reported.
Bent has been left out of the Villa squad by manager Paul Lambert for the last two Premier League fixtures, and with the winter transfer window opening in a matter of weeks, the time could be ripe for a move away from the Midlands.
Redknapp, meanwhile, is in search of players to bolster QPR’s survival bid, having inherited a side bottom of the table after replacing the sacked Mark Hughes less than a week ago. The R’s drew 0-0 with Bent’s former side Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in Redknapp’s first game in charge on Tuesday.
Bent left Tottenham a matter of months after Redknapp criticised the England international’s finishing, claiming his wife could have converted a chance spurned by the former Ipswich Town and Charlton Athletic striker.
Redknapp however insisted that there is no long-standing problem between himself and Bent, adding: “We lack a bit of a cutting edge. It’s a lopsided squad, we could do with a couple of front men to give us a chance. I like Darren, I have no problems with him. I just made a comment that maybe I shouldn’t have.
“It was difficult, he didn’t like that and within no time he decided he wanted to go. But he’s a good player and he can score goals.”
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