You can accuse David Bentley of being plenty of things but a wallflower he is not. He was recently criticised by former manager Arsene Wenger after he suggested that Theo Walcott might want to consider moving away from the Emirates for the sake of his career. However, the England winger is now being slightly hypocritical by hinting that his own future might lie away from Ewood Park at the end of the season. Sporting Life report that Bentley is disappointed by Rovers’ inability to finish in the European places, although surely a move to a ‘bigger club’ would result in him being rotated regularly?
“I owe so much to Blackburn,” he told the Daily Star Sunday. “They have given me a platform – financially and to play every week.
“My contract is getting negotiated at the minute, but you never know what is round the corner.
“We need to be in Europe but we are probably not going to make it – which is disappointing from a personal point of view.”
Seems like Mark Hughes is going to have a job on his hands in the summer persuading the player to stay at the club. It’s fair to say that Arsenal are unlikely to want him back, despite their lack of wide options this season. Could it be that North London rivals Tottenham will continue their policy of signing young English talent, especially given the poor form of Aaron Lennon this season?