Darren Bent today pledged his future to Villa and claimed he would only leave in the January transfer window if club wanted to sell him.
The England striker has been linked with a move away from Villa Park after he voiced concerns following manager Paul Lambert’s decision to leave him on the bench for the games against Albion and Tottenham.
QPR are long-term admirers of the goalscorer while Liverpool and Newcastle are both in the market for a striker, but the £24m poacher insisted he would not submit a transfer request and is not interested in a move elsewhere.
“It’s always hard to take, I do better when I’m playing games. But I won’t ask for a transfer, of course I wouldn’t do that.
“Villa is a massive club and I always want to play for huge clubs,” said Bent.
“For me to do that would be silly, especially at this stage of the season when there’s still a long way to go. Everyone would like an explanation about why things happen, but that’s not the manager’s style and I respect that.
“If they feel in January it’s time to part ways then that’ll be down to them – it won’t be from my doing.”