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Bentley Admits... I Want Out

Bentley Admits... I Want Out

Blackburn midfielder David Bentley has told the club he wants to leave this summer.

The 23-year-old gave the news we all knew was coming at some point from his holiday resort in Marbella. Bents previously admitted he wants to play at the top level, both domestically and internationally.

Now the former Arsenal trainee has announced he has set his sights on a move away from Ewood Park to play in the Champions League or at the very least in Europe.

Bentley told Sky Sports News: 'I made it clear to the club what I wanted to do.

'The situation is I want to move on. I want to be playing Champions League football, or in Europe.

'And the club's situation has changed over the last few weeks so I'm not really up on where they are at. They have got to sort out which manager is going to come in.

'I've been here for three years and I love the club and I love playing for them but I feel like I've done everything I can.

'I want to move on and try and push up the ladder and push on and try and be as successful as I can be in football and I believe that lies elsewhere.

'I want a new challenge. I believe I have done as much as I can at the club and want to push on somewhere else.'

Bentley joined Rovers in January 2006 after the player failed to make a breakthrough at Arsenal and after securing a permanent deal at Ewood Park cracked a hat-trick against Man United.

Bentley DID admit he hoped he had repaid any debt owed to Rovers for giving him his chance, saying: 'I owe so much to them and I hope I've repaid them with the way I've played.

'But I need to be pushing and moving on somewhere else so we'll see what the summer can bring and in this transfer window hopefully something can be sorted out.'

Bentley has denied that Hughes leaving for Man City had hastened his decision to leave.

'I discussed things with the manager then and the chairman and I made it clear I wanted to move on,' Bentley continued.

'Their situation has changed but mine hasn't. I need to be pushing on and moving on and that is what I am looking to do.'

The important thing now is that we get the most we can for Dave Bentley. £15 million in my eyes is fair and would see us with some money to buy players who want to be here.

However... does anyone see Mr.Bentley in a few weeks time rocking up on the doorstep of Eastlands? Because I sure as hell do.

Date:Monday June 16 2008
Time: 9:39AM


I think he'll end up at either Man City or Spurs possibly. Kinda a sideways step either way but its his choice.
16/06/2008 09:52:00
the guy was bang out of order about goin public to sky sports news. I hope that we dont loose bentley to either city or spurs and belive he will end up at chelsea!! just 1 more season dave!!
16/06/2008 10:37:00
Get him out need a new manager fresh start, don't want people with that attitude in the team. Be nice for the new manager as well to have some money, to add his own style to the team.
16/06/2008 11:28:00
We need £15 million for him though... it should be the going rate, particularly with a few teams in for him.
16/06/2008 11:31:00
Personally he should be staying one more year, but I'm not sure we can afford to widen all the doors at ewood to accommodate his head. One good season, thats all, you need to be playing week in week out, you will not do so at a top four club. PS why do you have to discuss everything via the press, you have as much professionalism as Anelka.
16/06/2008 11:33:00
If Bentley wants to play in Europe then City and Spurs are out of the running now! He obviously wants to sit on the bench at one of the top4 clubs. How quickly some of these footballers forget! I think that if he remembers back 4yrs ago when he was sitting in the Arsenal reserves - being quoted as having undoubted talent even then but never made it at the Gunners, well it leaves 3 clubs where he can go now, Utd dont need him, Chelsea, well they prob wont have room for him soon and Liverpool, where he will prob end up as a Carling Cup player. Best of luck to him though as he has played well for us and come on leaps and bounds and I hope we get a healthy transfer fee, cos if Barry is worth £20m then who knows!!
16/06/2008 11:36:00
So long, farwell, good bye. End of story, id rather support a man who is willing to give 100 percent to the cause then someone who wants to move on. Goodbye
16/06/2008 11:43:00
No respect from these players anymore.
The Fear
16/06/2008 11:51:00
If bentley wants to move to either city or villa, does that mean if they dont qualify for europe does that mean he will move on again?!!!
16/06/2008 11:56:00
Prob kendog yes... I am with Sas, I'd rather back Ryan Nelsen who HAS loyalty and does recognise which club gave him the chance.
16/06/2008 12:25:00
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