Soccer-Striker Bent joins Fulham on loan from Villa (Reuters)

Aug 16 (Reuters) – Striker Darren Bent has joined Fulham from fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa on a season-long loan, the London club said on Friday. The 29-year-old, capped 13 times by England, joined Villa from Sunderland in Jan. 2011 but spent much of last season on the bench after falling out of favour. He had been a prolific scorer on Wearside, netting 36 goals in 63 appearances. “Darren Bent is a striker I have always admired,” Fulham manager Martin Jol said on the club website (www.fulhamfc.com). …

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