Sunderland’s 10 most expensive signings of all time
8. Darren Bent
Darren Bent couldn’t quite make the grade at Tottenham Hotspur but provided the goals to keep Sunderland’s collective head above water after arriving in a £10million deal, albeit later rising to £16.5million through add-ons. He scored 32 goals in 58 Premier League appearances before moving to Aston Villa for a club-record £18million.