Aston Villa loan England striker Darren Bent to Fulham for a season
England striker Darren Bent has joined Fulham on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season.
Bent, aged 29, links up with his former Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol at Craven Cottage, and the Dutchman is delighted to have secured the services of the forward.
Jol said: "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."
Through his Twitter page, Bent said on Friday: “Delighted to be joining Fulham and really excited about getting started. It's an exciting new challenge for me and one that I'm relishing.”
Bent, who has scored four goals in 13 internationals, will be hoping to force his way back into the England squad after last appearing for the Three Lions against Sweden in November 2011.