Villa boss Houllier insists Bent a match for Man City striker Dzeko

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier insists Darren Bent is in the same class as Manchester City's Edin Dzeko.

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier insists Darren Bent is in the same class as Manchester City's Edin Dzeko.

Dzeko cost City £27 million from Wolfsburg, while Villa signed Bent from Sunderland for a fee rising to £24 million.

Houllier said: "We are very happy he (Bent) is here. The chairman came to see his first training session. He is a tremendous asset, not only for the coming months but for the years ahead.

"Dzeko is a good striker. He scores goals, makes goals. Darren is more mobile, more incisive with his runs, Dzeko more of a holding player. Darren’s record speaks for itself, though."

 
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