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Tottenham Transfer Rumors: David Bentley to Blackburn?

STEVENAGE, ENGLAND - JULY 18:  Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas Boas talks to David Bentley during the Pre Season Friendly match between Stevenage and Tottenham Hotspur at The Lamex Stadium on July 18, 2012 in Stevenage, England.  (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
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Ryan DayCorrespondent IJanuary 14, 2013

After three months on loan in Russia, Tottenham midfielder David Bentley may be on a move back to his old stomping grounds as part of Blackburn Rovers.

According to the Daily Mail, the Championship side are planning to take the 28-year-old, who is the odd man out in new manager Andre Villas-Boas' midfield tactics.

It's not just Villas-Boas who has kept Bentley out of White Hart Lane. When Harry Redknapp ruled Spurs, the midfielders was shipped off on loan spells to West Ham United and Birmingham City.

Now it looks like things are coming full circle as Blackburn, Bentley's home club from 2005 to 2008, could use the Peterborough-native's services in their quest towards promotion and a place back in the Premier League. With 20 matches to play, Rovers are just seven points out of the playoff and 13 points out of automatic promotion.

It would be useful if Tottenham could find a permanent home for Bentley. This is the same player who was so vocal of wanting out of Blackburn and demanded a trade out of Ewood Park in 2008. Then, years later, he said he was left out of the starting lineup because of taking part in celebrating reaching the Champions League at the end of the 2010 season.

I'm not buying it. If Blackburn want to give a few million pounds for Bentley, I say good luck and good riddance.

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