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Bentley Admits He Is Villa Bound

The Sun have a report by Pat Sheehan. I'd love to leave the article there, leave you all guessing!

Silly moment over... the report has quotes from Spurs and England midfielder David Bentley admitting that he is in talks with Villa.

At least, a rumour that is true!

The 24-year-old, who moved from Blackburn Rovers to Spurs last summer after Villa also bid, told the Sun:

'I’m in talks with Villa at the moment. I really don’t want to say much more. But we’ll see what happens. I’m hopeful of sorting it out as soon as possible.'

Well, if he is in talks with them, he'll have to say a bit more than that surely?

Apparently Villa might be able to get him for around 7million meaning Spurs take a loss of around 9million on their 16million purchase (yes, I know you can do the maths but I thought I'd help out).

The Sun go on to claim the players agent has been in talks for a few weeks and they quote from a source saying it will all be settled by July 1.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 16 2009

Time: 10:35AM

Your Comments

Just what we missed badly last season,Skill and creativity going forward.
lerneravfc
Just what we missed badly last season,Skill and creativity going forward.
lerneravfc
Young, Creative and still getting better. and most importantly will start adding bulk to the team, and quality bulk at that - Bargain at 7m
ThePretender
Young, Creative and still getting better. and most importantly will start adding bulk to the team, and quality bulk at that - Bargain at 7m
ThePretender
Lots of talk flying around the net that Spurs are trying to land Young as part of the deal. Surely, this HAS to be complete trash. My brothers a Spurs fan and I spent pretty much the whole of last season winding him up about how much better Young is than Bentley and reminding him on each players cost. Gutted, devasted, wounded, are just some words that would scratch the surface on how I'd feel if this were to be true.
PBAVFC
Lots of talk flying around the net that Spurs are trying to land Young as part of the deal. Surely, this HAS to be complete trash. My brothers a Spurs fan and I spent pretty much the whole of last season winding him up about how much better Young is than Bentley and reminding him on each players cost. Gutted, devasted, wounded, are just some words that would scratch the surface on how I'd feel if this were to be true.
PBAVFC
Its funny that we would be saving money on someone we could of got a year earlier. Usually we end up paying alot more!! Top player on this day but he has got a big gob on him, keeping him in line might be O'Neill's biggest challenge yet.
young_jonah
Its funny that we would be saving money on someone we could of got a year earlier. Usually we end up paying alot more!! Top player on this day but he has got a big gob on him, keeping him in line might be O'Neill's biggest challenge yet.
young_jonah
Y E S _ _ _ P L E A S E
evoflash
Y E S _ _ _ P L E A S E
evoflash
Let's hope his season of struggles has humbled him a bit. Undoubted talent, just a bit of a cock.
Nimmo
Was hoping EVerton would bid for him, and put an end to Leon '3 good games a season, useless in the rest' Osman's stint on our right hand side. 7 million is a great deal for him.
EvertonMike
Let's hope his season of struggles has humbled him a bit. Undoubted talent, just a bit of a cock.
Nimmo
Was hoping EVerton would bid for him, and put an end to Leon '3 good games a season, useless in the rest' Osman's stint on our right hand side. 7 million is a great deal for him.
EvertonMike
More on Bentley on Vital Spurs Click Here
The Fear
More on Bentley on Vital Spurs Click Here
The Fear
lads spurs DID NOT pay 16mil for bentley, the deal with blackburn was dependant on his success with spurs, i.e appearences...and we will not sell him for 7mil, that is pure *****!...everybody knows what daniel levy is like when it comes to transfers!...there will not be a huge difference in what villa pay for him, and what we pay blackburn...its a shame it never worked out for him as he is a technically gifted player, a mad spurs fan who's family are season ticket holders etc etc....but when he cant even get on the pitch when lennon is injured, its time to move on...good players dont become bad over nite...he has a great cross (reason why santa cruz WAS so successful at blackburn) and can score absolutely spectacular goals.
lillywhites101
lads spurs DID NOT pay 16mil for bentley, the deal with blackburn was dependant on his success with spurs, i.e appearences...and we will not sell him for 7mil, that is pure *****!...everybody knows what daniel levy is like when it comes to transfers!...there will not be a huge difference in what villa pay for him, and what we pay blackburn...its a shame it never worked out for him as he is a technically gifted player, a mad spurs fan who's family are season ticket holders etc etc....but when he cant even get on the pitch when lennon is injured, its time to move on...good players dont become bad over nite...he has a great cross (reason why santa cruz WAS so successful at blackburn) and can score absolutely spectacular goals.
lillywhites101
I would love Bentley, the season before last when Blackburn came to Villa if you looked at his assistes it was as good as young. The simple fact of the matter is that if he wants to get back into the england team then he needs to knuckle down at the villa and rediscover his form. If there is one manager in the country who can bring the best out of him it is going be MON lets be honest he has done it with every other player at the Villa.
Maffu24
I would love Bentley, the season before last when Blackburn came to Villa if you looked at his assistes it was as good as young. The simple fact of the matter is that if he wants to get back into the england team then he needs to knuckle down at the villa and rediscover his form. If there is one manager in the country who can bring the best out of him it is going be MON lets be honest he has done it with every other player at the Villa.
Maffu24
Milner in the middle then? Good stuff!
DeanoVilla
Milner in the middle then? Good stuff!
DeanoVilla
I hope to christ it isn't true about bentley for 7 mil and Jenas for Ashley Young!!! we just can't afford to loose Young
nottinghamvillain
I hope to christ it isn't true about bentley for 7 mil and Jenas for Ashley Young!!! we just can't afford to loose Young
nottinghamvillain
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2009/06/16/tottenham-willing-to-offer-david-bentley-and-jermaine-jenas-for-ashley-young-115875-21444198/
nottinghamvillain
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2009/06/16/tottenham-willing-to-offer-david-bentley-and-jermaine-jenas-for-ashley-young-115875-21444198/
nottinghamvillain
O`neill quoted real madrid 30 million,why do you get sucked in by that newspaper *****e.
lerneravfc
O`neill quoted real madrid 30 million,why do you get sucked in by that newspaper *****e.
lerneravfc
Id love to see Bentley at Villa, a bit of strength in depth. Do you think they would consider putting Bentley in the middle in the way Becks played for England the other day. He is a good passer of the ball so would be interesting. I agree with Nimmo tho, undoubted talent, bit of a cock!
arc1988
Id love to see Bentley at Villa, a bit of strength in depth. Do you think they would consider putting Bentley in the middle in the way Becks played for England the other day. He is a good passer of the ball so would be interesting. I agree with Nimmo tho, undoubted talent, bit of a cock!
arc1988
I just fear his personality. He can disrupt the dressing room at VP. On the pitch great but off it? I have my doubts.
Tallaght Villan
I just fear his personality. He can disrupt the dressing room at VP. On the pitch great but off it? I have my doubts.
Tallaght Villan
Good player, I'd like to see this deal tied up quickly though
2fishinatank
Good player, I'd like to see this deal tied up quickly though
2fishinatank
MON won't let him disrupt anything, Sorensen sat on the bench for a whole season because he tried it on. Would hate to see him poncing about in a Villa shirt, only interested in himself. Hope he can prove me, half our fans, most of Spuz fans wrong.
Villan444
MON won't let him disrupt anything, Sorensen sat on the bench for a whole season because he tried it on. Would hate to see him poncing about in a Villa shirt, only interested in himself. Hope he can prove me, half our fans, most of Spuz fans wrong.
Villan444
bentleys agent says he is NOT in talks with aston villa but i still think the deal will happen
clarkamus
bentleys agent says he is NOT in talks with aston villa but i still think the deal will happen
clarkamus
BREAKING NEWS: Bentley not in Villa talks. Agent denies talks taking place, SSN the source.
Jonesy08
BREAKING NEWS: Bentley not in Villa talks. Agent denies talks taking place, SSN the source.
Jonesy08
even tho on sky sports news he has just claimed this to be untrue.? stop believin the papers fear lol.
willowavfc
even tho on sky sports news he has just claimed this to be untrue.? stop believin the papers fear lol.
willowavfc
agent denies talks but the players said he was in talks??? id tend to believe the player but i dont know this is crazy. i wish i couldn't read.
1982benny
agent denies talks but the players said he was in talks??? id tend to believe the player but i dont know this is crazy. i wish i couldn't read.
1982benny
I believe it when they are in the shirt on the pitch willow! lol. Then again, if a player is quoted, he must have an idea that there are talks going on... he won't just make it up?!?!
The Fear
I believe it when they are in the shirt on the pitch willow! lol. Then again, if a player is quoted, he must have an idea that there are talks going on... he won't just make it up?!?!
The Fear
No but the papers would...I've no doubt this deal will happen but TBH I don't expect it to happen until close to deadline the way Daniel Levy haggles over the 'pennies'. Would also be for around 12mil (give or take). Because despite "player power" having a bigger impact on transfers happening, in terms of transfer fees it's still a sellers market (especially with citeh and real distorting the market)
Phartman87
No but the papers would...I've no doubt this deal will happen but TBH I don't expect it to happen until close to deadline the way Daniel Levy haggles over the 'pennies'. Would also be for around 12mil (give or take). Because despite "player power" having a bigger impact on transfers happening, in terms of transfer fees it's still a sellers market (especially with citeh and real distorting the market)
Phartman87
seems weird, agent says no, player says yes..paper talk more likely. If he does come it will be a good signing, and I doubt even robby savage would ***** about in the villa dressing room, firstly MON would rip the ahem out of him, then Carew could just give a death stare, followed by craig gardners twitchy left eye..he looks scary anyway but not i'll beat you up scary, more i'll eat you bit by bit scary..im sure Bentley will be like a doormouse
TheFullTilt
seems weird, agent says no, player says yes..paper talk more likely. If he does come it will be a good signing, and I doubt even robby savage would ***** about in the villa dressing room, firstly MON would rip the ahem out of him, then Carew could just give a death stare, followed by craig gardners twitchy left eye..he looks scary anyway but not i'll beat you up scary, more i'll eat you bit by bit scary..im sure Bentley will be like a doormouse
TheFullTilt
Yeah listening to his interviews you get the impression MON will not be f***** with! Although Bentley, for all his arrogance, is incredibly insecure and needs to be handled carefully. Massage his ego etc and just accept a bit of showboating to get the best out of him IMO. I actually think Ramos' hard line (and Lennons form) is where it started to go wrong for him...
Phartman87
Yeah listening to his interviews you get the impression MON will not be f***** with! Although Bentley, for all his arrogance, is incredibly insecure and needs to be handled carefully. Massage his ego etc and just accept a bit of showboating to get the best out of him IMO. I actually think Ramos' hard line (and Lennons form) is where it started to go wrong for him...
Phartman87
Bentley will make a good squad player, giving competition to Milner and Ash. If MON rotates then they would only need to play about 42 games each (if we win the Europa league and have decent cup runs). Not sure how Bentley would perform at left back though but you've got to admit that Bentley at left back and Milner at right back would be triffic. OK, lets get in for Gary Nevill to cover for Carew!
RiF
Bentley will make a good squad player, giving competition to Milner and Ash. If MON rotates then they would only need to play about 42 games each (if we win the Europa league and have decent cup runs). Not sure how Bentley would perform at left back though but you've got to admit that Bentley at left back and Milner at right back would be triffic. OK, lets get in for Gary Nevill to cover for Carew!
RiF
I can't believe you are still reporting made up stories from the Bun. Wake up and smell the B*ll****. I only believe these stories when I see the player in a Villa kit on the pitch. Get real.
chocolate teapot
I can't believe you are still reporting made up stories from the Bun. Wake up and smell the B*ll****. I only believe these stories when I see the player in a Villa kit on the pitch. Get real.
chocolate teapot
 

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