Aston Villa striker Darren Bent joins Brighton on loan

As reported by Brighton’s official website, Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has joined the Seagulls on a short-term loan.

The former England international, 30, had been frozen out at Aston Villa, limited to substitute appearances for the Midlands outfit under manager Paul Lambert, and he’s sought out first-team football by making the drop down into the Championship.

“We are delighted to welcome Darren to the club, and I hope he will score plenty of goals for us during his time with us. His record speaks for itself. He is a top-class striker with a more than 100 Premier League goals with Charlton, Spurs, Sunderland and Aston Villa, said manager Sami Hyypia.

Three years ago he was a regular in the England squad under Fabio Capello; there is no doubting his ability to score goals. He also wants to play regular games and that is evident in his willingness to step down from the Premier League to the Championship.”

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