Transfer talk

Bentley eyes MLS loan

February 15, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

David Bentley could spend in the rest of the season at a Major League Soccer club in the United States after seeing his career hit the wall.

David Bentley
GettyImagesDavid Bentley spent the first half of the season at West Ham before suffering a knee injury

Bentley, 27, was one of the hottest young wingers in England when he moved to Tottenham Hotspur from Blackburn Rovers for £15 million four years ago.

But he is now nowhere near the Spurs first team and was loaned out to Birmingham City last season. He was loaned to Championship club West Ham United for the 2011-12 season but suffered a serious knee injury in October and returned to White Hart Lane.

The player is now close to a return to action and, according to his agent, Rob Segal, feels a spell in the USA could be perfect to complete his rehabilitation.

"This is something that is really interesting for David, as it will also get him fit through the summer," Segal told MLSsoccer.com. "He would like to go there on loan as soon as possible."