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Bentley Contract Talks On Hold

Bentley Contract Talks On Hold

Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley's reluctance to sign the contract extension that the club would like him to has made him available, or so the media would have you believe!!!

Bentley still has plenty of time on his Rovers contract, and the club have made it perfectly clear that they are not looking to sell the England International, nor do they want to but once again this countries media seem to think that just because he has spoken of his desire to play Champions League football (one day!) and play at the very highest level that he wants to move on this Summer. Even if he did then some of the teams that are supposedly interested in him wont exactly offer him what he is supposed to be craving will they!

Bentley is quoted on Sky Sports as saying: "I watched the Champions League Final and of course that's the sort of match I want to play in. Every player when they start their career wants to reach the top of their game and I haven't done that yet.

"I wouldn't say I'm impatient - but I'm hungry for success.

"I don't look at myself as a full international. I haven't played in a big tournament, haven't played in the Champions League, so I've still got it all to do at the moment.

"That's what I'm trying to do. I've still got to work hard, get better as a player and hopefully one day I'll be in the big games

That is not exactly him saying he wants to leave it is!!!

Until Bentley openly comes out and says he wants to leave Ewood Park, Mark Hughes, John Williams, every one connected to the club and all the fans shouldn't fear that he will. If/when that becomes the case (if it did) he might be wise to remember that the grass isn't always greener on the other side, he knows this first hand and other that have thought this could also remind him of this fact.


Date:Tuesday May 27 2008
Time: 7:00PM


Bents is under contract, this might not mean much in this day and age, but it SHOULD leave us holding the cards. If he makes it clear that he wants to go then we should let him go as we don't want players here that don't want to be here, but I do worry about the knock on effects this might have with others?!?!
Hughes Da Man
27/05/2008 19:02:00
He is annoying now, money/fame hungry don't want him against his own will, £5mill plus Huddlestone and Lennon that would be a dream if that happened.
27/05/2008 21:48:00
Agreed. How hard would it be for him to come out ans say he wants to stay. If he wants to go then he should hand in a transfer request now so we can work on replacing him. He should look at Duff , SWP and Bellamy if he wants to see how well he will do if he leaves for a so called bigger club. No one player is bigger than the club. There were great players here before him and there will be great players here after him so make your mind up Bents NOW
27/05/2008 23:24:00
dont care now if he goes or if he stays! if he goes he goes to the likes of spurs a truly sideways step and will be at a 'big club' and we will have 15mil+ in the bank which sparky could work wonders with! or he stays and we have a quality player still on our books!!
durks de rover
27/05/2008 23:41:00
This morning we have issued a statement saying he has 3 years left on his contract. Shut up Dave and get on with playing for the club that gave you the chance to become who you are today.
28/05/2008 09:03:00
I think in his heart he wants to leave but we can command a large price tag. I like the sound of the hudd and lennon for bents deal, I'd personally take that. We can get a lot of money for him and I don't think he is irreplaceable. The bigger concern is keeping Hughes! Sorry bents but if you want to leave mate....see ya!!
28/05/2008 09:35:00
Lets face it, players don't stick around to help the teams they are with achieve greatness, they simply move on to great teams!
The Fear
28/05/2008 11:11:00
Fair point that Fear. even so, he could engineer his move with a bit of grace. I;d take that Huddlestone and lennons wap. We need a bit of pace.
28/05/2008 11:47:00
totally agree Mikey, just don't think 'grace' is something players care about, there are that many who have loyalty and I guess in some ways as employees not fans they have a point but it is the way they do it that alienates them from us.
The Fear
28/05/2008 13:15:00
Fair point Fear. I think loyalty is a lost art. we're just lucky we have Brad and Tugay. Two greats who know what it means.
28/05/2008 13:19:00
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