Tottenham Hotspur wide man David Bentley has joined former club Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season as reported by Sky Sports.

Bentley has failed to establish himself at White Hart Lane since his £15million move in 2008 from Rovers and is not in Andre Villas-Boas’ squad for the remainder of the season.

The 28-year-old will be looking to rediscover the sort of form that earned him seven England caps and that big money move back to North London while he was Ewood Park.

Failed loan spells at Birmingham City, West Ham and Russian outfit FC Rostov have not helped Bentley’s career as he was tipped to become the next David Beckham when he first came on the scene.

Rovers are more than happy to bring Bentley back to the North West and with Michael Appleton’s side now moving in the right direction up the league, a permanent deal could be offered if the England international succeeds.