It’s finally official, Darren Bent has joined Fulham on a season long loan. He reunites with former Spurs manager Martin Jol. Bent has had a torrid time under the management of Paul Lambert. Bent joined Aston Villa in a fee for £24 million, and I think he did a rather good job at his first two seasons. He did save us from relegation, arguably twice.
“Darren Bent is a striker I have always admired.
“He has shown in the Barclays Premier League that he is composed and clinical in front of goal but, even if he is not scoring, he is involved in some good link-up play, creating opportunities for his team-mates.
“I’m delighted that he has joined us, he gives us pace up front and I am confident that he will add to our goals scored tally this season.” – Jol
What is unknown is whether or not the deal includes an option to sign Bent at the end of the season. Aston Villa have put up over half a dozen first team players on sale in an effort to raise funds and offload high earning players of the wage list. Currently, Aston Villa have only managed to permanently offload Holman.
Either way, I do wish Bent well at Fulham and I hope he massively impresses, that way there will certainly be clubs interested in signing Bent on a permanent transfer.