'Absolutely Sensational' - Darren Bent reacts to first potential Newcastle signing post-takeover

Darren Bent has claimed that Aston Villa winger Trezeguet could add to the “absolutely sensational” array of Newcastle United talent amid the possibility he’s the first post-takeover recruit.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Villa hitman suggested that the 25-year-old could struggle to force his way into the starting XI at St. James’ Park ahead of Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin, but would still be a valuable asset to the Magpies.

Egyptian news anchor Omar Rabie Yassin recently reported that the Toon Army have already launched a bid for the wide man, who only arrived at Villa Park last July.

And Bent has admitted that he would be in favour of the move going ahead, especially as the club could soon benefit from an influx of cash as the proposed takeover edges closer.

Speaking to Football Insider, when asked if the Egyptian could be a success on Tyneside, he said: “I think he’s got the quality to, but I don’t see him getting in front of Almiron or Saint-Maximin. I think those two are key to what Newcastle do really well.

“Steve Bruce knows where is team is at. He knows that his side need to sit back, be a little bit more defensive, and catch teams on the counter attack.

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“I think with Almiron and Saint-Maximin, I think they’re absolutely brilliant at what they do. Their work rate is absolutely sensational.

“For me, Trezeguet would add to that mix as well. I’d but him in that same kind of bracket with Almiron and Saint-Maximin, and if they’re looking at him to back those two up, then yeah, I’m all for it.”

Trezeguet joined the Villans for a fee of around £9 million from Turkish outfit Kasimpasa last summer.

Since then he has made 31 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring four goals and assisting three more in the process.

In other Newcastle United news, ‘I can see why Bruce wants him’ – Alan Hutton reacts to ‘Unbelievable’ Toon pursuit.