And so the transfer merry-go-round continues. After selling Robbie Keane to Liverpool for £20.3 million, Spurs have money to burn, and they have stepped up their bid to bring a certain Blackburn winger to White Hart Lane. Looks like it’s a done deal…
However, before Blackburn start counting the money (an initial £12 million, rising to £15 million depending on appearances), The Times reports that Arsenal cleverly inserted a 40% sell-on clause when they sold David Bentley to the Lancashire club, meaning the Gunners will receive something in the region of £5 million. Which should cover the win bonuses for at least part of next season!
After having an offer for Bentley rejected this month, Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, has been negotiating with John Williams, his Blackburn counterpart, since Friday, and was confident of having secured a deal as he boarded a flight to the United States yesterday. The transfer should be finalised today and Bentley could make his debut against Celtic in the Rotterdam tournament on Friday.
Bentley looks to have secured his move away from Ewood Park, and can now look forward to playing in Europe next season for Spurs. Once again, the North London club pick up a young English player who appears to have a bright future ahead of him. Tottenham fans, are you excited by this capture?