REDKNAPP WANTED BENTLEY
The manager of Queens Park Rangers, Harry Redknapp, has said that he wanted to have the services of David Bentley, but, he wasn’t able to buy him during the mid season transfer window because the wage demands of the English winger were too high.
Bentley is currently playing on loan for the Russian club FC Rostov. But, his tenure over there hasn’t been that good so far. He had suffered an ankle injury in October last year because of which he had to miss quite a few matches. He has made 7 appearances for Rostov so far in this season, but, he hasn’t found the back of the net even once.
Redknapp had worked with Bentley during his 4 years tenure at Tottenham Hotspur. When asked whether he wanted to bring Bentley in the QPR camp, the QPR manager said, “Yes, I wanted to bring him over here. But, he wasn’t ready to play for us at slightly low wages. We couldn’t afford to pay him what he was demanding. So, we dropped the idea of buying him.”
“I worked with him for a few years. He is a fine player. Although, during my tenure at Tottenham, he didn’t get too many playing opportunities because of the presence of Lennon and Bale, but, in the limited no. of games that he played, he proved his worth.”
If Redknapp had bought Bentley, that would have surprised many people. This is because Bentley had a few controversies with Redknapp when the latter was in charge of Tottenham Hotspur.
However, Redknapp denied the facts that he didn’t have a good tuning with Bentley at Tottenham. Redknapp said, “These are just rumours. I didn’t have any problem with him. He is a nice guy and he was always very cooperative.”