Ehiogu sees Villa selling Bent

Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu feels Darren Bent will be sold.

Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu feels Darren Bent will be sold.

Ehiogu believes the Bent impasse is bound for a January sale of the record signing despite the manager’s assertion that he is not looking to off-load his out-of-favour England forward.

“You’ve got to back the manager in situations such as this,” Ehiogu told the Express & Star.

“Something has obviously gone on and if a player takes a manager on then more times than not he’s going to lose the argument.”

Ehiogu added: “It’s a team which doesn’t have a great deal of experience but there is undoubted potential. I think they will have enough to get out of trouble, though. Paul Lambert is not a manager who suffers fools – he is demanding and you have to give him a set level of commitment.”

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