Villa seal deal for record signing Bent
The 26-year-old England striker completed a medical before the formalities of the signing today and will be available for the Barclays Premier League game against Manchester City on Saturday, January 22 at Villa Park.
"Aston Villa is a massive football club and as soon as I knew they were interested in signing me I wanted to join," Bent said.
"The size of the football club and the history of the club are major reasons for me coming here.
"There are some top, top players here too, real quality, and I've been able to speak to the manager and the chairman about their ambitions for the club, so I'm very excited about being a part of what we hope to achieve."
Darren will be unveiled at 7pm at Villa Park. The striker will wear the number 39 shirt.
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