Former England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent has been trying to angle some interest from Rangers lately.
The 34-year-old is sat on an offer from English League One side Burton Albion, where he spent the second half of the 2017/18 campaign on a loan spell and he is available on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract with Derby County.
The player is pretty well travelled and counts Brighton, Fulham, Aston Villa, Sunderland, Charlton and Ipswich amongst other former clubs, but his goal record is not too shabby at all as a quintessential ‘fox in the box’ type of player. 568 appearances saw him find the back of the net 217 times so he could arguably do a short-term job for us.
Speaking to Talksport on Tuesday, he said of the club.
“100 per cent! You’re talking about one of the biggest clubs in football in Rangers. To get the opportunity to go up there and play – definitely!”
He apparently has a pay as you play deal on the table from Burton, who he has been training with so far this season, but that’s as clear a ‘come and get me’ as you can get in the game. Giving this rumour a bit more of a boost is he played alongside manager Steven Gerrard at international level – but I’d very much doubt anything will come of this.
If we were interested and had sent feelers out, he wouldn’t be going on the radio to let everyone know he was still available, would he?