Villa signs Darren Bent (coming from Sunderland) for a transfer fee of £18million, which could rise to a total of £24million. Bent does bring a legitimate scorer to Villa's front line, but will this actually translate into goals for the rest of the season? Villa and we supporters are counting on it!
The Telegraph "Darren Bent insists he did not pursue £24m move to Aston Villa for the money"
The Guardian "Darren Bent heads for Aston Villa in record £24m deal"
MSN Sport UK "Bent agrees terms with Villa"