Darren Bent committed to Aston Villa
England striker Darren Bent has pledged his future to Aston Villa and insisted: "I'm tired of moving around."
Villa look like losing the services of Ashley Young - linked strongly with a move to Manchester United - while Stewart Downing is stalling over signing a new deal.
But Bent, signed from Sunderland for £18million in January, has assured fans he is going nowhere despite former manager Gerard Houllier parting company with the club because of health reasons.
Bent said: "They (the fans) don't need to worry about me. I'm tired of moving around.
"I am at Aston Villa now and I have loved every minute I have been at the club. The people are nice and the staff are nice.
"It's a shame that a big part of what brought me to the club, Gerard Houllier, has left.
"But at the same time I am committed to Aston Villa and I am looking forward to the season coming.
"Every time I go to the training ground, I get a buzz and hopefully it will continue next season."
Villa are continuing their search for a new manager, with former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti continuing to impress chairman-owner Randy Lerner.
Former England boss Steve McClaren and one-time Tottenham boss Martin Jol are also believed to be under consideration by Lerner.
Villa also continue to be linked with Mark Hughes even though they have insisted his departure from Fulham was not connected with their own managerial position being vacant.
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