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David Bentley? Yes please!

David Bentley?  Yes please!

Following the confirmation of an offer being made to Blackburn for David Bentley I have asked Walker, probably best know to people as Hughes Da Man, from Vital Blackburn to do an interview, so ... well here it is!

1) So Paul Ince has confirmed that Villa have bid for Bentley, what do you make of the bid, surprised?

Obviously it's not acceptable or we would have accept it, but as much as I'm not surprised an offer has been made for Bentley I must admit that I am surprised the rumours of a bid being lodged turned out to be from Villa and not Tottenham, as he has been so strongly linked with Spurs in recent days. Most of the Spurs fans (and maybe myself included!) thought it was a done deal!!!

2) Do you think, as Blackburn have turned down the bid, that a price will be eventually agreed?

With all the speculation about clubs being interested and offering this and that for him, not to mention the fact that he has most importantly said he wants to go if an acceptable bid is lodged he will go, if not he'll stay at Ewood Park and carry on performing as he has, it's that simple really.

3) Will you be sorry to see him go?

Of course I will be, that is if (and I expect he will) he even goes before the end of August? ANY Rovers fan that told you differently would be a liar, as how could you not be sorry to see a player of his quality leave your club?!?! Much like your situation with Gareth Barry, we might be glad if/when it's sorted and he has finally gone so we can concentrate on other matters but we'll be gutted to see him go. No matter what people think of him (and Barry) we would all be thinking along the same lines with our thoughts about missing players of such quality and importance!

4) Before his comments on wanting to leave, what was your opinion of him?

They are the same as they are now, he's a superb footballer who has the ability to become one of England's finest in his position. He is the closest thing to David Beckham that this country has, and maybe will produce, and we all know that Beckham in his prime (and to be fair to a degree now) was as good as anyone. I wish he wouldn't talk to the press so much as he leaves himself open to attack, and adds to his "arrogant" tag that he has, which he isn't he's just extremely confident in his own ability and talent, and why not!!!

5) What sort of player would Villa be getting, just how good is he?

I've already mentioned similarities to Beckham, and you would be getting a player that could one day be as good as him as he is still developing as a player. His delivery is superb and you'll not find better in this country or throughout Europe. If he had extra pace then he would be in that undoubted "World Class" bracket, and wouldn't be at Ewood let alone be in Villa's thoughts, as he would still be with Arsenal if not playing abroad at a top European club.

6) Are his hair changes where the similarity with David Beckham end?!

I think I've likened him to Beckham enough, but again his delivery is the best this country has seen since Beckham. I don't think that it's overly fair to compare him to Beckham (even though I do!) but the similarities are there and quite plain to see so it's hard not to!

With thanks to Walker from Vital Blackburn.

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tarzan and Villian444, Berba is a class player but he has lots of negatives that go with him. I certainly wouldn't say he was our best player. That tag i leave for King (regardless of how injury prone he has been for 2 years). When Berba is sold he will be sold on our terms just as Barry will be sold on your terms as Berba has 4 years on his contract and we dont need money as we are in the top 20 richest teams in europe. If both Keane and Berba go it certainly doesn't make us a selling club, it just means the deal was right for us and we would have about £50 million from them both and Bent would get a chance to shine. I fully expect Berba to go but Keane to stay.
17/07/2008 14:29:00
PTP, i think Ramos is a great coach and Young would have developed well under him. Of course it is all speculation as it never happended. As for Young not being spanish enough i think you have misunderstood the nationality of spurs signings. Not one of them is spanish
17/07/2008 14:25:00
If bazza makes an apology we could have a midfield of young / barry / sidwell (or Reo) / bentley. Sounds good to me.
16/07/2008 21:34:00
I cant blame Ince for not wanting Robinson from Spurs in part-exchange, but surely a straight cash deal would land him. Clearly we haven't offered enough, while Spurs obviously haven't so much as made a definite move yet. Sell Berbatov to Manchester United though, and Spurs will have cash to burn.
16/07/2008 18:34:00
I'd love to see him at Villa Park, but to land him we're going to have to stump up big money to complete the transfer, plus pay him big bucks in salary. We have to do both of these things if we truly want to compete with the big boys.
16/07/2008 18:31:00
No ones buying at the moment
16/07/2008 17:00:00
If Robbie Keane goes aswell, does this mean that Spuz are now a selling club after years of buying everyone that came on the market????
16/07/2008 16:42:00
If I was spurs fan I'd be more concerned about selling my best player to man United, there's now way they can replace him. Barry can be replaced in my opinion.
16/07/2008 15:46:00
True but do you think Young would have developed so much and so quickly if he was playing under either jol or oneday? I don't think he's fat enough or spanish enough to fit in with those guys.
16/07/2008 14:55:00
krfeskivilla, spurs wouldn't pay the fee wanted for Young so he never picked villa above us and we never bid for Davies. Of course Young is an absolute snip nowadays so he is a big (not in size!! lol) player that we missed out on and is easily worth £15 million now. As for having to sell before we buy, spurs have plenty of money to spend set aside so have no need to sell. If we want to sell some players we have some fringe ones we could get rid of but dont believe that we need to sell anyone as we are in the top 20 richest clubs in europe for a reason
16/07/2008 13:49:00
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