Former Aston Villa and Derby County striker Darren Bent would jump at the chance to join Scottish Premiership club Rangers according to the Daily Record.

The 34-year-old Tooting-born frontman is currently a free agent after leaving Derby County at the end of last season.

Bent is thought to have received a couple of offers to continue his senior playing career into an 18th season but the player is continuing to hold out for the right deal. One club which the striker has admitted that he would love to join is Glasgow giants Rangers, although it is not known whether Rangers manager Steven Gerrard would be interested in offering Bent a deal at Ibrox.

The former England international striker started his career at Ipswich Town where he scored 56 goals in 141 first team appearances before Bent went on to net 37 goals for Charlton Athletic. Spells with Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland followed before the forward joined Aston Villa in January 2011 in a deal which was thought to be worth up to £24 million.

After four years at Villa Park in which Bent scored 25 goals, the player joined Derby County on a loan deal which was later made permanent. The striker scored over a goal every other game during his loan spell at Pride Park but he failed to reach the same heights after joining the club on a permanent basis.

Bent spent part of last season on loan at Burton Albion but the player was unable to help guide The Brewers to safety in the Sky Bet Championship.


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