Tottenham confirm Bent signing

TOTTENHAM today confirmed the signing of former Ipswich Town striker Darren Bent from Charlton in a £16.5million deal.Bent's arrival smashes Spurs' transfer record fee of £11million the club paid for Sergei Rebrov.

TOTTENHAM today confirmed the signing of former Ipswich Town striker Darren Bent from Charlton in a £16.5million deal.

Bent's arrival smashes Spurs' transfer record fee of £11million the club paid for Sergei Rebrov.

The 23-year-old said: "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."