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Last Updated: Saturday, 30 June 2007, 16:00 GMT 17:00 UK
Barca got Henry on cheap - Bent
Darren Bent and Thierry Henry
Bent (left) has a bigger price tag on his head than Henry
Tottenham's record 16.5m signing Darren Bent reckons Barcelona got Thierry Henry on the cheap when they signed him from Arsenal.

Bent's price tag raised eyebrows as Spurs paid 400,000 more for the striker than Barcelona paid for Henry.

Bent, 23, told BBC Five Live: "I think Barca got Thierry on the cheap as I'd have put him in the 30m bracket.

"But the price Charlton put on my head has nothing to do with me, I'm just grateful that Spurs took it."

Bent added that he expects to have to fight for his place at White Hart Lane, with competition from Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe.

He said: "I don't expect to walk into the team. Robbie and Jermain were both fantastic last season and Dimitar had a great season.

"I'm aware of the challenge but if me, Dimitar, Robbie and Jermain are all firing, it can only be good for Tottenham."

Bent reportedly turned down a bigger wage offer from West Ham to join Spurs and said: "Money isn't everything and you have to be a strong character.

"I know I want to play at the top level and to play in Europe and, for me, that meant Tottenham.

"In the last two years they have finished fifth and hopefully this year we can break into the top four."



SEE ALSO
Bent makes 16.5m Tottenham move
29 Jun 07 |  Tottenham Hotspur
Charlton stand firm on Bent price
20 Jun 07 |  Charlton Athletic
Bent decision frustrates Hammers
16 Jun 07 |  West Ham Utd
Emotional Henry salutes Gunners
23 Jun 07 |  Europe


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