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Tottenham Flop David Bentley To Be Given Stoke Lifeline

Released Spurs attacker could join former boss Mark Hughes at Stoke.

Recently-released Tottenham midfielder David Bentley looks like being handed a Premier League lifeline by Stoke City, according to Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old is a free agent this summer after a disappointing five-year spell at White Hart Lane, where he only managed to make 62 appearances and spent much of his time with the club out on loan to achieve regular first-team football.

Before his ill-fated move to White Hart Lane, the former Arsenal youngster enjoyed the best form of his career with Blackburn Rovers, where he flourished under the guidance of Mark Hughes, who is now in charge at Stoke following the dismissal of Tony Pulis.

It is thought that Hughes would be keen to take up the option of signing Bentley on a free and giving him the chance to reignite his career, which looked very promising at an earlier stage in his career.

The Welsh boss has previously had far more money to work with in roles at Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers, but will have to rely on shrewd signings such as this due to money being tighter at the Britannia Stadium.

Bentley last scored a goal in the 2010/11 season during a loan spell with Birmingham City.

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