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Tottenham Flop David Bentley Wants QPR Switch

by Dan Kilpatrick

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Former Blackburn winger eyes Hughes reunion.

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Tottenham midfielder David Bentley wants to resurrect his career by reuniting with former boss Mark Hughes at Queens Park Rangers, reports the Fulham Chronicle.

Bentley, 27, has managed just 42 appearances for Spurs since signing from Blackburn in 2008. Last season he was sent on loan to West Ham but played just 5 times after suffering a serious knee injury in October.

Back at Spurs, he was named in the 25-man squad for the second half of the season but did not make a single appearance and failed to even make the bench, despite a long-term injury to winger Aaron Lennon.

Right-sided midfielder Bentley, who has 7 England caps, was once considered the natural successor to David Beckham for the national team but his career has slumped violently. He has been dogged by accusations of a party boy lifestyle and was arrested for drink driving last year.

The former Arsenal trainee is desperate for a move away from White Hart Lane but is keen to stay in London and has issued a desperate come-and-get-me-plea to Hoops’ boss Mark Hughes.

Hughes managed Bentley at Blackburn where he had his most successful spell, scoring 13 times in 88 games in Lancashire.

Hughes is sceptical about the attitude and fitness of Bentley and would prefer a loan deal, which Spurs are reluctant to sanction.

The North London club want Bentley off the wage bill entirely and are keen to recoup at least £5 million of the £15 million they paid Rovers for the player, who has a year left on his contract in North London.

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