Darren Ashley Bent born 6 February 1984 is an English footballer who plays for Sunderland. Bent started his career with Ipswich Town. He made 122 appearances and scored 47 goals before joining Charlton Athletic. He completed a transfer to Charlton Athletic in June 2005 for £2.5 million, Bent was the highest scoring Englishman in the Premier League in the 2005–06 season, with 18 goals (22 overall) which made him third highest scorer and was given Charlton Athletic's Player of the Season award. He completed a move to Tottenham Hotspur for a club record fee of £16.5 million on 29 June 2007. Sunderland opened negotiations to sign Bent in July 2009 and signed him for a fee of £10 million which could rise to £16.5 million. Bent has made 48 appearances for Sunderland scoring 30 goals.