David Bentley was one of the promising young England internationals
David Bentley was one of the promising young England internationals when he scored the first goal at the new Wembley several years ago. Since then, his career had gone down the hill and he announced his retirement last year much to the shock of many.
The shock was primarily created since Bentley was only 29 years old at the time of his retirement. The former Tottenham and Blackburn Rovers winger was unable to find a new club and instead started focusing on other business ventures. He stated openly that he had fallen out of love football party because it had become too overwhelming to handle because of the money.
He has now returned to the game but has not joined one of the elite clubs. Instead, he is playing in Gaelic land with Crossmaglen Rangers. He made his debut for the Northern Ireland club and helped them get three points in his first match by scoring a wonderful goal. The return to football has been made possible because of Aaron Kernan, who will train with Premier League outfit Sunderland as part of the arrangement.Kernan revealed that Bentley will also be focusing on real estate business in the region while also playing his football.
“To hear that he has enjoyed his first night with us and that there is that excitement around the town and the club is fantastic.I know it mightn’t have been that great for an English man walking around the streets 20 years ago but we’ve moved on well from that. He is working for myself, as a property, sales and lettings management agent. He has his car and all so he’s off trying to let out a few properties,” said Kernan. Bentley opened a restaurant in Spain when he was with Tottenham but his love for football has brought him back.