Almost time to rejoice!
Mark Hughes could save David Bentley from his Tottenham nightmare with an £8m move in January.
A report in The Mirror today suggests that Hughes could be willing to bring the sometimes England winger to Manchester City in a deal which could see Martin Petrov move in the opposite direction.
Hughes was Bentley’s manager at Blackburn before the 25-year-old was sold to Spurs in a £15m deal.
Since the switch to London, Bentley has failed to establish himself in the side and has been constantly linked with a transfer away from the club.
Manchester City are planning another assault on the transfer market when the winter window opens and Hughes believes Bentley can help his team push for a Champions League place. (Independent)
I am sure that David Bentley would very much like to start things all over again and a new challenge would suit both Tottenham and the former England international but what might not suit all parties is the price being offered by the Eastlands outfit.
Obviously Harry Redknapp will not believe he can make up the entire sum that was spent on the Blackburn Rovers man but given the amount of cash Man City have at their disposal the north London club may try to hold out for a bigger sum and perhaps a price nearer double figures will see a deal done.
The former Arsenal man arrived at White Hart Lane with a fanfare and he will, sooner rather than later, leave with a whimper but he does still have a lot to offer and could well find a place for himself under the tutelage of Mark Hughes who of course helped Bentley to become the cultured wide midfielder that commanded comparisons with David Beckham.