Top 10: Things that cost the same as Darren Bent

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent
Bent… Costly (Img: Vic.t – flickr)
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert doesn’t seem to have much use for his £24m striker Darren Bent at the moment, so we at Football Burp wondered what else Randy Lerner could have spent that sum on.

As such, here are our top ten things that cost the same as Darren Bent…

1. A new radiotherapy centre for cancer patients in Worcestershire

2. A new secondary school in Birmingham

3. The amount committed by Kaplan International towards developing the University of Glasgow’s two new residences for international students

4. A haul of silver recovered from a sunken merchant ship off the Irish coast

5. A key link road between Sheffield and Rotherham

6. The government’s recent pledge to local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) to allow them to drive growth in their areas

7. The decrease in the last year of the amount of money paid to Scottish students in grants

8. The Department of Health’s contract offer for an “external partner” to help deliver the expansion of the Family Nurse Partnership programme, intensive and structured home visiting, delivered by specially-trained nurses from early pregnancy until the child is two

9. A new ‘Learning Commons’ at the University of Manchester

10. The extra amount per year that Arsenal will earn from their new shirt sponsorship from Emirates

Oh, and…

Robin van Persie

Can you think of anything else that cost the same as Darren Bent? Have your say in the comments section below…