Stadium of Light hitman on verge of Villa Park move.
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Sunderland have accepted a £18m bid from Aston Villa for their England international forward Darren Bent.
The striker may be in a bit of a goal drought at present, but still has eight Premier League goals – and scored 24 league goals in 2009-10.
Only Didier Drogba and Carlos Tevez have scored more goals than Darren Bent since August 2009, and Villa know they would get goals.
At the age of 26, he is yet to reach his peak, and one has to question the wisdom of Sunderland accepting a bid for their top scorer in recent times, even if £18m is a lot of money.
Darren Bent has reportedly handed in a transfer request at the Stadium Of Light and a statement from the club is expected later today.
For Aston Villa fans there will be mixed feelings.
With Martin O’Neill also departing the club in the summer due to a lack of support in the transfer market, could this mark a change of policy for owner Randy Lerner?
If so, Villa fans will be ruing the loss of their charismatic manager in the summer and subsequent stagnation under Gerard Houllier.
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