Surprise to many, Darren Bent has been sold to Aston Villa. Bent was sold for 18 million pounds and the deal was finalized yesterday. His contract will last him until 2015. 

     Supposedly three weeks ago things started to go south and the Sunderland's Manager Steve Bruce could tell Bent was not there mentally. All things said about Bent were positive from the manager but he knew that something had to change. Last year Bent had 25 goals on the season and this year he has netted 11. 

     Bent will now go and join speedy players like Ashley Young and Gabriel Agbonlahor. Some key Americans are on the roster like young defender Eric Lichaj and veteran goalkeepers Brad Guzan and  Brad Friedel. Aston Villa needs some serious help as they are in 17th place with 22 points. They are on the verge of being relegated. Sunderland on the other hand are in good standing sitting in 6th place and 12 points above Aston Villa.

     Hopefully with this transfer Aston Villa can get themselves out of the hole they have dug. Look for Bent to make an immediate impact. 

By: Brian Kelly