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Brighton & Hove Albion swoop for Darren Bent

26 November 2014

Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Aston Villa striker Darren Bent on a one-month loan deal.

The 30-year-old former England international, who cost Villa £18million from Sunderland in 2011, has agreed a short-term deal with the Seagulls after falling out of favour at Villa Park.

He could make his debut in the Sky Bet Championship this Saturday against Fulham, the club where he spent last season on loan.

Brighton manager Sami Hyypia told the club website: "We are delighted to welcome Darren to the club, and I hope he will score plenty of goals for us during his time with us.

"His record speaks for itself. He is a top-class striker with more than 100 Premier League goals with Charlton, Spurs, Sunderland and Aston Villa.

"Three years ago he was a regular in the England squad under Fabio Capello; there is no doubting his ability to score goals."

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