Bentley Keen on Villa Loan

December 23, 2010 by
Filed under: Transfer News 

David Bentley is keen to escape from a pretty miserable tenure at Tottenham after chances have become more and more limited under Harry Redknapp this term. Spurs splashed out a hefty £15m for the winger, who despite being out of favour, has impressed when played and was hotly tipped for an England call-up after a fantastic few seasons at Blackburn after starting out Arsenal. Bentley returned to haunt his former employers with a memorable goal against the Gunners for arch rivals Tottenham, the highlight of his seasons with the club. Due to the sizable amount spent on the player, now 26, Redknapp will be keen to recoup a reasonable chunk of the £15m spent but the likelihood becomes less likely with the more time the midfielder stays on the bench. For that reason a loan move has been touted with former club Blackburn interested along with his old manager Mark Hughes, at Fulham. Bentley is believed to be keen on a reunion with the boss whom he flourished under and a short move across London may be on the cards. Despite this Villa have been suggested as long-term admirers of Bentley who is also reportedly keen on a switch to the Midlands club. Does the club need another winger? Bentley can play in a more central role but is undoubtedly more useful as a wide-man. With Downing top scorer and Albrighton being Villa’s best player this season would the move be worthwhile? Opinions…


3 Comments on Bentley Keen on Villa Loan

  1. Zidave on Thu, 23rd Dec 2010 21:14
  2. Why are we looking at Bentley when we could get Krancjar? He’s twice the player Bentley has been.

  3. Dan on Thu, 23rd Dec 2010 21:22
  4. as a back up and pressure for downing… Albrighton is first man on the team sheet. Central role possibly?

  5. Dudley Villan on Thu, 23rd Dec 2010 21:40
  6. I’d definitely take him on loan with a view. He was a very good player and could come intending to prove Redknapp wrong and if not….back he goes.

    I’m sure he’d be used more centrally, in that role GH tried to get Ireland to play. Some games with Ash playing behind the striker, we look lightweight. Having a stronger player, with a better passing range coming on could change the game. It also allows Ash to move out wide if either Downing or Albrighton are having an off-day

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