Galatasaray Want Aston Villa Striker Darren Bent

Striker set to leave Villa Park club at the end of the season.

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Turkish side Galatasaray are set offer Darren Bent the chance to escape his Aston Villa misery by offering him a move in the summer.

Bent, a £24million signing from Sunderland two years ago, has been cast aside for much of the season since Paul Lambert took charge at Villa Park with the Aston Villa manager preferring to play Christian Benteke as a lone striker.

It was thought Bent had been involved in a bust-up with Lambert but the England international striker has played his part over the last two months with appearances and crucial goals from the substitutes bench.

But 29-year-old Bent is set to be offered a way out of Villa Park at the end of the season, regardless of whether Aston Villa are relegated from the Premier League, with Galatasaray keen on signing him according to The Sun.

Galatasaray twice failed to sign Bent when h was a Sunderland player, but hope to make it third time lucky as they look to continue their big spending policy which has seen Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba sign on.

The sale of Bent would help Lambert trim the wage bill somewhat will the Villa manager told he needs to cut costs by around £10million even if the club’s Premier League status is secured.

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