Reds on alert after Bentley decision

David BentleyBlackburn Rovers winger David Bentley has admitted that he will be leaving the club this summer in a move that will be of interest to Rafa Benitez, a self-confessed admirer of the Londoner.

The 23 year old has been at Blackburn for three seasons, and insists his decision to leave is based on career progression and not the fact that manager Mark Hughes has recently left.

Some sources have suggested that the player would prefer to return to the capital, with Tottenham Hotspur rumoured to be interested, but they can’t offer the £12 million rated winger Champions League football like Liverpool can.

The player himself said:

“I made it clear to the club what I wanted to do.

“My situation is I want to move on, I want to be playing Champions League football, I want to be playing in Europe.

“I have been there for three years, I love the club and I love playing for them, but I feel like I’ve done everything I can and I want to move on and try and push up the ladder and be as successful as I can

“And I believe that lies elsewhere. I want a new challenge and I feel I want to push on somewhere else.

“I hope I have repaid them with the way I have played but I need to be moving on somewhere else.

“We’ll see what the summer brings and hopefully in this transfer window something can be sorted out.”

“I discussed things with the manager then (Hughes) and the chairman.

“Their situation has changed but mine hasn’t. I need to be pushing on and that’s what I’ll be looking to do.

“I’ve got ambitions to play for England and I want to be playing in the biggest games I can, and I believe that lies playing somewhere else.

“My decision is not money, it is purely based on football. I just want to be playing at the highest level.

“There are clubs interested but it lies in Blackburn’s hands. Managers that come in want to keep their best players but my decision has been made and nobody could persuade me to change my mind.

7 comments on
Reds on alert after Bentley decision

  1. iv just herd on sky sports news that liverpool will offer for david silva

    so i dont think bently will be at anfield next season 🙁

  2. that mark is stupid Bentley wants to play champions league football and winning the league he will now know when Blackburn are relegated he has made the right desision

  3. David Bentley is to good for blackburn. If he wants the england rw position then he has to go to a top four side as they can offer champions leauge footy. Which is a huge experience. Liverpool looks like the destination. Saying that with the players that liverpool are linked with this year they would look really strong for the title depending if they sign the likes of david villa, david bentley, gareth barry, they have also signed two new full backs. YNWA

  4. So he has made it clear he wants to leave. oh well in that case rovers will have to do as he says won’t they. Baby bents who do you think you are. and i’m a rovers fan.

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