Tottenham striker Darren Bent has apologised for posting "inappropriate comments" about club chairman Daniel Levy on his Twitter page.
The England man criticised Levy on the social networking site last night, accusing him of holding up his proposed move to Sunderland.
Bent said in a statement on the Spurs official website: "I appreciate that transfers are seldom straightforward and are often complex. 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."
The statement continued: "I allowed my emotions to get in the way of my better judgment. I regret my actions and did not intend to offend Daniel Levy or anyone with the nature or the content of my posting."
Bent had earlier vented his frustration on Twitter at the lack of progress over his proposed move to the north east.
"Seriously getting p***ed off now," read his first message.
The striker then went on to add: "Why can't anything be simple?
"Sunderland are not the problem in the slightest. Do I wanna go Hull City? NO. Do I wanna go Stoke? NO. Do I wanna go Sunderland? YES."
It is thought Levy is attempting to recoup the £16.5million that Tottenham paid to sign Bent from Charlton two years ago, while Sunderland were hoping to pay £12million rising to £14million.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has earlier defender Levy, saying: "At the end of the day the club and the chairman have negotiated a deal and he (Levy) knows what he wants and if he doesn't get it then he doesn't accept the offer."
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