Craig Fagan the player who Hull City bought back from championship relegation favourites Derby County, has denied emphatically that the possible arrival of Marcus Bent from Charlton Athletic would in any way undermine his position in the squad.
Marcus Bent who spent the last year on loan at Wigan Athletic is a proven goalscorer at premiership level with seven goals last term.
Transfer rumours began when according to some reports Wigan decided they did not wish to do business at One million pounds. Charlton are believed to be asking three million pounds from Hull. Should a deal go through at that price and most think it won't, Wigan will have missed the chance of a quick earner.
There are other reasons for the the deal not going through as well as the obvious cockney spivs trying to rip off other cockney spivs angle. Good judges are said to think the lower price would be nearer and if Marcus Bent is worth three million quid, it begs the questions. What would tbe value be, in this inflated market, of immensely talented frontman Caleb Folan? and was Craig Fagan a good buy?
Marcus Bent is not Darren Bent and Darren Bent is an England international as well as a top cass player and some may sometimes get them confused.On the other side of the coin any player 30 years of age or under is a comparative spring chicken against other members of Hull City's squad, but you can teach old dogs new tricks,as long as you let them play with older dogs.
Dean Windass has already with his stealth, guile and dedication to training, helped two young footballers further their careers, one is believed to be heading for Manchester United and Arsenal are the latest team to be rumoured to be chasing Caleb "supercal" Folan.
It could well be Dean's magic will be required once again and just maybe it will take a little bit more than that to keep them up. But as wise men say, in the fair city of Ull upon Umber. 17th is VICTORY