Bent: Fulham was always my first choice

Darren Bent has insisted a move to Crystal Palace was never an option for him during the summer, with Fulham always his preferred destination.

"There was a lot of talk [about Palace]," the 29 year old said. "I spoke to Ian Holloway but I always knew Fulham was the place for me.

"I am here now and I am delighted to be here.

"No disrespect to Crystal Palace or Ian Holloway, it is a fantastic football club and he is a fantastic manager. I could only ever see myself coming to Fulham."

Sunderland were also contenders, although it was a move that he did not feel comfortable with.

"It was a flitter but it wasn't anything major," he said.

"When I was up there now, everything has changed from the chairman, to the manager, to the backroom staff.

"It is a completely different club. There were flitters but my only destination was Fulham."

 
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