Bentley unlikely to drop down to League One.
MK Dons remain interested in signing Tottenham misfit David Bentley but boss Karl Robinson believes it will be tricky to seal a deal for the former England winger.
Bentley was linked with a loan move to MK Dons last February but a deal never materialised and he stayed at White Hart Lane.
The 27-year-old, who joined Spurs in a record-breaking £16.5m deal from Blackburn in 2008, found opportunities limited under former boss Harry Redknapp but may be hoping for a fresh chance under Redknapp’s successor Andre Villas-Boas.
Robinson admits that he’d love to use his relationship with Bentley to bring the wide-man to Stadium MK but concedes a drop down to League One is unlikely for the star.
“I’d love to take Bents, but the chairman says I’m not allowed,” joked Robinson on talkSPORT. “David Bentley is a good friend of mine, he’s someone I know well from Blackburn and we have the same agent.
“It’s a deal I’d love to try and make happen but David Bentley has got tremendous quality and I’d be very, very surprised to see him playing outside of the Premier League.”
However, Bentley has been prepared to drop down division in the past and joined West Ham on a season-long loan last August. After just five appearances for the then Championship outfit, he injured his knee and returned to White Hart Lane but failed to make a single appearances for the north Londoners for the rest of the campaign.
The Dons have already landed one former England international this summer, securing a two-year deal to bring free-agent Alan Smith to the club, following his release from Newcastle.
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