I think David Bentley could have become a victim of his own success. He has made it abundantly clear that he wants to flee Blackburn, the club that essentially resurrected a stagnating career at the Emirates (and no I don’t think Arsenal fans stay up nights wishing he hadn’t left). I do think that Bentley is a good player, but he isn’t a great player and the bidding war between Chelsea and Liverpool seems a tad unnecessary.
David Bentley is being chased by Liverpool and Chelsea as both Premier League giants are keen on signing the Blackburn star this summer. (News of the World)
I am fairly confident that if he went to Chelsea his career would stutter and he would end up becoming the next Scott Parker or the next Steve Sidwell, both England hopefuls who’s careers essentially took a step backwards whilst they sat on the Stamford Bridge bench. I know that Rafa Benitez seems keen to add Brits to his squad but I really don’t think this would be a wise move.