New Birmingham signing wants former team-mates at St Andrews.
Birmingham tickets available from Tixdaq.com
Bet on Birmingham with Sportingbet.com and get a free bet worth up to £50
Birmingham’s on-loan newcomer David Bentley believes his Tottenham team-mate Robbie Keane would be “a great addition” should he join him at St Andrew’s.
City have agreed a £6million deal with Spurs for Keane but negotiations with the player are still at an early stage.
Bentley has seen enough of Keane at close hand to be convinced he would be a success at Blues along with another reported transfer target, Rangers striker Kenny Miller.
“Robbie is still a great player. Even in training, he is still as sharp as anything,” Bentley told Press Association Sport. “He knows where the net is and he is intelligent as a player.
“People are talking about his age but he has never been a player that has been blessed with pace. He is an intelligent player and it will be great to get him in.
“I am in close contact with Robbie and hopefully things can be sorted out. He has still got loads of quality.
“Kenny Miller is also a player who leads the line well and scores goals.
“If we can get players like that in, it will be great.” (Independent)
New director of football at St Andrews David Bentley hasn’t wasted any time identifying his club’s transfer targets.
He only has a couple of weeks with which to complete negotiations before the end of the January transfer window but…
Oh, never mind.
David Bentley has just signed for Birmingham City and played a sum total of one match. Though his performance was quite good in the second city derby against Aston Villa, it seems a little early for him to start discussing other players for the club to sign.
With Robbie Keane reportedly asking for a salary increase to come to Birmingham though, perhaps David Bentley is attempting to sweeten the sound of a move to the Irishman and dissuade Kenny Miller from signing to a club in Turkey or Italy.
Perhaps though David Bentley ought to just get his head down and focus on being the player he is certainly capable of becoming – and not just one who only performs in derbies – as Tottenham supporters frequently claimed.
Fancy a flutter? Join Sportingbet and get a free bet worth up to £50! There are countless markets to bet on including which team will win, the first goalscorer, the correct score or even the time of the last goal. You can also try your hand at an accumulator and try to win big from a small stake. So visit Sportingbet.com and register now to put your money where your mouth is.