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“Is this a joke?” – Darren Bent says he will come out of retirement aged 35 to join League One side

Darren Bent has fool many fans after he announced in a video posted on social media that he will be coming out of retirement to play for League One leaders Wycombe Wanderers.

The former England international had ended his playing career following a season-long loan spell at Burton Albion from Derby County back in 2018.

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But the 35-year-old has appeared in a clip with Chairboys player Adebayo Akinfenwa, where he appears to confirm that he confirms he’s signed for the club.

In the video, after Akinfenwa announces that Bent has joined, the former Tottenham player says: “I’m delighted to have signed for Wycombe.

“They’re a great club, a great squad, I know a few of the players really well.

“Can’t wait to get going.”

Akinfenwa asked Bent what he would bring to the team, Bent then responded: “Hopefully goals, bit of experience, goals – a strike partner for yourself.

“Looking forward to it.”

An hour or two later, Akinfenwa then laughed and revealed how it was a hoax made by freelance presenter Will Brazier and Darren Bent.


2001–2005 – Ipswich Town – played 122, scored 48
2005–2007 – Charlton Athletic – played 68, scored 31
2007–2009 – Tottenham Hotspur – played 60, scored 18
2009–2011 – Sunderland – played 58, scored 32
2011–2015 – Aston Villa – played 61, scored 21
2013–2014 → Fulham (loan) – played 24, scored 3
2014 → Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) – played 5, scored 2
2015 → Derby County (loan) – played 15, scored 10
2015–2018 – Derby County – played 58, scored 12
2018 → Burton Albion (loan) – played 15, scored 2
Total – played 486, scored 179


It’s left a many fans excited, however some were correct in thinking that the move was a hoax after Wycombe themselves didn’t post an announcement and Bent wasn’t wearing any club clothing in the clip.

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