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Darren Bent death threats after 24m Aston Villa move

20 Jan 2011 12:12:59

Darren Bent death threats after 24m Aston Villa move

Darren Bent has received death threats from Sunderland fans on Twitter over his controversial £24million switch to Aston Villa. The striker, who is at the centre of a 'tapping-up' storm, has been on the end of a torrent of abuse from angry supporters. One tweeted: 'I hope you die painfully, remember what we did for you.' Another posted: 'Die, Judas.' Centre of attention: Darren Bent enjoys his first day in training with Aston Villa Bent handed in a transfer request at the Stadium of Light on Sunday before completing his surprise move to Villa Park. One fan warned: 'Look forward to seeing you return to the Stadium of Light next season, watch your back sunshine.' Sunderland and Villa are currently at loggerheads after a row exploded over Villa's alleged tapping-up of the England international. Meanwhile, Villa star Ashley Young has hailed the arrival of Bent as they look to rise up the Barclays Premier League table. He said: 'Darren will bring a lot to Villa. He scores goals - that's number one in his game - but he brings other attributes too. Standing firm: Gerrard Houllier is hopeful Bent can lift Villa away from the relegation zone 'But if you do look at his record in front of goal it's very, very impressive - he's the highest scorer behind only Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba. 'It's huge for us. He's a massive signing. Everyone is delighted that the club has been able to pull it off. I think he just wants to get his head down now - get into the training and into the games. 'Obviously I've come across him on international duty and know him really well. He's a top lad. I am sure he will add to what we've got here. He will fit in, no problem. 'It's easy for anyone to fit in at our place because we have a terrific team spirit and a real bond. He'll be comfortable straight away. He's looked sharp already - and he's only had one training session!'  Bent rage: Villa striker hits back as Sunderland fuel tapping-up rowTreachery! Raging Bruce vents his fury as Villa clinch £24m swoop for BentMartin Samuel: Darren Bent at £24m is mad, but more fun than common senseThe Midlander: Villa fans don't doubt 64-carat owner Lerner... he DOES care  Explore more:People: Wayne Rooney, Darren Bent, Ashley Young, Didier Drogba Places: United Kingdom


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