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We are delighted to announce the signing of England international striker Darren Bent from Charlton Athletic.

We are delighted to announce the signing of England international striker Darren Bent from Charlton Athletic.
The 23-year-old joins after making 77 appearances for the Valley side in which he scored 37 goals in all competitions during his two-year spell in South London. He began his career as a trainee at Ipswich Town, where he made 141 appearances and scored 55 goals.

The Cambridge-born player won his first England cap against Uruguay in March 2006 at Anfield before doubling his tally at Old Trafford when Greece provided the opposition in August.

Sporting Director Damien Comolli said: “Darren has showed fantastic motivation and desire to join the club and we are absolutely delighted to have him.

“He recognised we have a project here and as a player he wants to work with Martin Jol and showed that all the way.

“The two signings we’ve completed so far in Darren and Gareth Bale offer us massive improvement in terms of the squad, players with great potential whose best days are in front of them.”

Manager Martin Jol commented: “Darren’s strength is his stamina. Normally players will make runs three or four times in 45 minutes, he will do it all the time and if you manage to play balls behind the defence, he will be there. That’s what I like about him.

“He has pace, he links play well and can see a pass - he can exploit the space and play as well.

“He knows Spurs is the place to be and that’s something to be proud of.”

Speaking for the first time as a Spurs player, Darren added: “Tottenham have a lot of young English players and it’s a young squad, it’s a squad going forward and that’s the direction I wanted to take. They seem to be getting better and better every season and I would love to be part of that.

“It helps a lot that I know a few of the lads from England internationals and I’m sure they will help me settle in. It’s exciting times for me and the club, hopefully I’ll show what I can do at Tottenham and we’ll go on to win things.”