McCarthy offers word of caution over Bent deal

18 January 2011 01:00
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy believes there is no guarantee Darren Bent will instantly produce the goods for relegation rivals Aston Villa if his £18million move from Sunderland is completed. McCarthy has to deal at the other end of the market to Villa, who have already signed midfielder Jean Makoun from Lyon for £6million. He has no complaints about having to compete on an uneven playing field but also knows money does not ensure automatic success. Former Sunderland boss McCarthy said: "Good for Villa. I wonder what Martin (O'Neill) is thinking? "It seemed to me that they wanted to sell players. "But good luck to them. There's nothing we can do to affect it."

Source: PA