There’s been little interest in David Bentley this summer other than a couple of fleeting rumours involving Fulham and Athletico Madrid. Martin Jol however was quick to reject the stories concerning his own club and the feeling amongst Fulham fans was that his off field behaviour at Birmingham was the prime reason for Jol’s lack of interest.
While his misdemeanours may not be in the category of some other players, it seems the feeling among managers is that he lacks the application to convert his talent into telling performances.
So where does that leave everybody? Recently, Norwich City were rumoured to be after Bentley on a season long loan and having spent 2004-05 there, that was a reasonable suggestion.
A loan move may not suit anybody, but if that’s the only option should we take it, or would we be better keeping him at the club as cover? If not, who could possibly take him off our hands?