Bentley swaps Spurs for Russia on loan

September 6, 2012
By Press Association

Tottenham midfielder David Bentley has joined Russian side FC Rostov on loan until January.

The Barclays Premier League club confirmed the switch in a brief statement on its website.

Bentley joined Spurs from Blackburn in 2008 for a then club record fee of $23.9 million having started his professional career at their north London rivals Arsenal.

The 28-year-old has found first-team action at White Hart Lane hard to come by, though, and has spent time out on loan at Birmingham and West Ham.

Bentley, who has won seven caps for England, underwent surgery after suffering a serious knee injury while at West Ham last October.