Bent says sorry for Twitter tantrum

Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent has apologised for comments he posted on Twitter regarding chairman Daniel Levy. Sunderland have long been linked with a move for the former Ipswich and Charlton talisman, with Peter Crouch's arrival at White Hart Lane from Portsmouth all but guaranteeing that Bent will be plying his trade elsewhere in 2009/10. However, a deal has still yet to be agreed. And with Hull City, Stoke City and Aston Villa also believed to be weighing up moves, Bent reportedly lashed out at Levy using the webpage on Thursday, saying: "Do I want to go to Hull City, no. Do I want to go to Stoke, no. "Do I want to go to Sunderland, yes. So stop f**king around, Levy." The club announced earlier on Friday that they had launched an investigation to determine whether it was Bent who had made the remarks. And the striker has now released a statement, apologising for his actions. "I appreciate that transfers are seldom straightforward and are often complex," he said on the club's official website. "However, after a long period of waiting following my withdrawal from the plane to China, I had become incredibly frustrated by the time these things take and I posted inappropriate comments on my Twitter site." NEWS: Tottenham probe Twitter tantrum NEWS: Bent outburst at Spurs supremo Levy NEWS: Bruce - Bent deal 50-50 NEWS: Bent saga beginning to badger Bruce NEWS: Bent pulled off flight to Far East