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The transfer window closed on Thursday evening, concluding Middlesbrough’s summer business at ten new incomings. And while in such a difficult market that should be commended, it’s no secret that manager Chris Wilder felt his squad was still short of having the required depth. His hope going into the final few days was that Boro could secure two midfielders and a striker, with at the very least one defensive midfielder feeling important given the lack of cover for Jonny Howson.

Paddy McNair can, and has, covered the roles this season, but the Boro boss has been clear on his desire to field the Northern Irishman as a right-sided centre-back, believing that to be his best position while also wanting to develop a settled back line. The club do have some talented younger players at the club in Hayden Hackney, Joe Gibson and Caolan Boyd-Munce who could potentially be handed opportunities too. David Bentley has carefully outlined the players they could still sign. Read More

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David Bentley began his England national team career at the u-15 level before he turned out for the u-16 team four times between 2000 and 2001. He played three times for the u-18 team in 2002 and was privileged to be the captain. David Bentley featured nine times for the u-19 teambetween 2002 and 2003 and once for the u-20 team in 2003.

Bentley was promoted to the England u-21 team in 2004 and he went on to score four times in eight games. It was his only goals for his national team at junior and senior levels. The winger made history with one of the goals as he was the first Englishman to score at the new Wembley Stadium during the game with the Italy u-21 team on March 24, 2007. He played once for an England B team in 2007 before playing seven times for the first team between 2007 and 2008. Read More

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Some of Manchester United’s stars have been reportedly cntacted by Erik Ten Hag as the current Ajax boss begins to make preparations over a potential summer move to Old Trafford Ralf Rangnick is taking care of things until the end of the season, when United are expected to make a new long-term appointment to lead the club into another new era.

Ten Hag is among the favourites to land the job alongside Paris Saint German boss Mauricio Pochettino, who under threat of being sacked by the French giants. But Ten Hag is seemingly fancying his chances, as he has already made contact with some of his potential new stars. Read More

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David Bentley has delved into the hospitality world since he retired from football at the early of 29. The Daily Mirror stated that David Bentley has been busy running a bar and a restaurant in Spain away from the football pitch.

The former Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur winger played his last game as a professional footballer at the age of 28 before he called time on his career officially when he was a year older. Read More

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It’s not yet confirmed yet but there are reports currently making the rounds that English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur will try to make a move for Bristol City goalkeeper DA iel Bentley in the January winter transfer window. There are questions about why they would want to sign another goalkeeper especially after signing one from Italian Serie A side Atalanta this summer in the person of Pierluigi Gollini. The goalkeeper was signed from Atalanta in the summer transfer window to serve as a strong backup option to Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris and its a surprise that even though the summer acquisition is yet to feature much this season, Spurs are already being linked to yet another goalpeeper signing.

The reports are claiming that Tottr ham were willing to sign Bentley as they are planning for life after Lloris, with the France international goalkeeper said to be nearing the latter stages of his career. Brandon Austin is the third-choice goalkeeper at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium currently and signing Bently will see the club have as many as four gislpeepers from next season but that is only if the reports are eventually proved to be true. Read More

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Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur announced the signing of David Bentley in a £17m deal including £2m in add-ons on July 31, 2008. Spurs signed the Englishman from Blackburn Rovers.

David Bentley signed a six-year deal as a new Tottenham Hotspur signing until the summer of 2014. It was reported that Spurs’ North London rivals Arsenal were entitled to £7m due to the sell-on clause in the transfer that took him from Arsenal to Blackburn Rovers.
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Englishman David Bentley has revealed the regret he has during his time as an Arsenal player. He revealed his Arsenal regret in an exclusive interview with The Athletic. According to him, he might have gotten the opportunity to showcase his talents in the Arsenal team on a consistent basis if he showed more patience.

David Bentley talked to The Athletic about his Arsenal career in an interview granted last year. The retired England international said he left Arsenal in a bid to establish himself as a Premier League player as homegrown players like him hardly got opportunities to show what they can do on the English top flight scene. David Bentley was at North London giants Arsenal for nine years before he left the club for Blackburn Rovers in January 2006 at the age of just 21.
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Retired England footballer David Bentley was expected to achieve big things in the game but he was not able to live up to the hype until he retired at the young age of 29. According to him, he retired from football because he lost the passion for it.

David Bentley played some of his best football at Blackburn Rovers where he had three different spells including two loan deals. The 36-year-old winger had his first spell at Ewood Park when he joined on loan from North Londoners Arsenal. He played just 14 league games while on loan at Blackburn Rovers from the Gunners without scoring any goal during the 2005/06 season.
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Ex-Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur winger David Bentley has revealed the epic fight that happened while he was on the books of Emirates Stadium outfit Arsenal. The former Three Lions of England player said that the two recipients of the fight needed 15 people to separate them. According to David Bentley, it was a training ground fight at Arsenal and the two recipients were defenders KoloToure and Pascal Cygan.

David Bentley opened up on the training ground fight in a chat with TalkSports as he said the two recipients were hard at it and that it took as many as 15 people to separate them. David Bentley confirmed that he won’t want to fight either French defender Pascal Cygan or Ivorian football legend KoloToure who’s now an assistant manager at Premier League highflyers Leicester City. David Bentley told the story about the fight between KoloToure and Pascal Cygan when he was asked to name a player that was hard as nail during his playing career. Read More

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Former Arsenal player David Bentley believes that current boss Mikel Arteta will need to cut off at least half of his squad if he wants to achieve sustained success at the club. David Bentley made this known during an exclusive interview with 888Sports. The ex-Gunners winger advised Mikel Arteta to offload a lot of players in his current squad, but he was quick to add that it would be difficult for the Arsenal board to back that move.

David Bentley said that Mikel Arteta needs to involve the young players more in his team and that he has been very impressed with the young trio of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Joe Willock. On his decision to retire at the age of 29, he said that he had the strong conviction to make that decision.
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