David Bentley set for Newcastle move?

David Bentley.
Bentley set to look north?
Both the Daily Mail and The Mirror are reporting that Newcastle are lining up a move for Tottenham’s David Bently this transfer window.

Now I understand that they aren’t the most respectable of sources, but it’s a bit more speculation, and secretly, deep down, if you look inside your heart, we all really like a bit of speculation.

Anyway, it is believed that Bentley could be shown the door at Tottenhem to make way for David Beckham. In fact it is actually believed that Bentley could be shown the door anyway, regardless of the Beckham factor, as he was left out of the matchday squad at White Hart Lane for yesterday’s visit of Fulham. Alan Pardew is said to be a keen admirer of the former Blackburn and Arsenal player’s talent, and if he can nurture the kind of performances out of him that Mark Hughes managed whilst he was at Blackburn then it could be a good move for the lad, and for us. Having a winger that can cross the ball would be a good move, and one that Andy Carroll would welcome, that is for sure.

Of course, there are concerns over the application of the player. Known as a bit of a ‘Jack the lad’, Bentley seems to enjoy the finer things in life, but that can come across the wrong way sometimes. My only issue is how his sometimes supposed selfish attitude would work in a squad that is as tight as the one Newcastle United have currently.

Still, there comes a point where you have to take a risk in the transfer market, and with Tottenham ready to make a “susbstantial loss” on the 26-year-old, perhaps the risk could be worthwhile? If you want to improve then you need to spend money, and get some players who can do that something different.

I’m not advocating going on a massive spending spree as that quite simply isn’t going to happen, but buying players who cost £1 million here and £1.5 million there will only get you so far. It’s all about value, and if Bentley can rekindle the kind of performances he is capable of, and is available at the right price, then he could provide an awful lot of value at St James’ Park.

Still, it’s another name that we have been linked with, and he is also an attacking player, which is something that Alan Pardew hinted that we would be focussing on in this transfer window. It doesn’t mean there is any truth in this, but it is nice to dream about new signings.

What do you think? Would Bentley be a good addition?

6 thoughts on “David Bentley set for Newcastle move?

  1. Anyway, what do people think of the site so far? Not bad considering there was nothing at 1pm yeasterday afternoon and I’ve never done anything like this before. I want to get it a bit more lively with a few more select faces before we roll it out to the masses 😆

    Any suggestions, let me know. Stardust, cheers for the offer of help. I’m sure I’ll need it at some point!


  2. Im dashing out Toonsy – but for nothing at 1pm yesterday – its incredible – a big well done fella!

    Im thrilled in more ways than one – I am sure BBM will pop by now as well – will fire him an email and let him know when you give the word. Also I can let Troy / Bobby lol, Lesh and a few others know too.

    Yeah things like Holidays need covering, and a load of other stuff, and I know you work silly hours, so if you need any articles done when its tough – I and no doubt a few others will pile in to ease the load! Will weigh in with other stuff too.

    Bet it feels good to spread your wings! You deserved the credit fella, I am really chuffed for you.


  3. Cheers man. I want to make sure the place is up to standard before I release it properly as I don;t want peoples first impressions of it being a ramshackle site just chucked together, which is why I am asking for peoples feedback all the time.


  4. Toonsy, and to the rest of the lads and lasses who may have helped you out, well done mate, professional job superbly done !!


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