When Andre Villas-Boas arrived at White Hart Lane, there was talk that he’d offered a number of fringe players the chance to prove themselves under his tenure. One such player was David Bentley.
“I’ve already spoken to the manager and he just said, ‘You’ve got a clean slate, so do what you can do and try to impress,” the player said last month.
“This is a chance for me to get back on the good wave now and, if I can be a part of it, that’d be great.”
After a number of pre-season games however, the media has decided once again that Bentley has no future at the club and have linked him with permanent moves to QPR or Fulham. If that’s true, it will be interesting to see whether a permanent transfer can be arranged or whether the club continue with pointless loan deals.
Putting that issue to one side, of those that have seen pre-season quite closely, has Bentley wasted his final opportunity to establish himself at the Lane?