David Bentley makes loan move to FC Rostov

David Bentley, Tottenham wingerTottenham have loaned fringe player David Bentley to Russian side FC Rostov until January, a club announcement on the official website has confirmed.

The 27-year-old is surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane, and new boss Andre Villas-Boas does not have room for the attacking midfielder in his squad.

The move is the latest dip in Bentley’s career, with his stock plummeting dramatically since a £15million move to north London from Blackburn in 2008.

Bentley has not played for Tottenham since November 2010, and has since had loan spells at Birmingham City and West Ham.

A knee injury cut his opportunities at Upton Park short and Bentley is now eager to reignite his career in eastern Europe.

Bentley’s signing is the second major new face at FC Rostov in the last week as former Liverpool attacker Florent Sinama-Pongolle has also moved to the Russia side in the last few days.

By Gareth McKnight