David Bentley’s loan to Russian side Rostov was never likely to become a permanent solution as far as the player’s future was concerned but there are signs that the winger could return to White Hart Lane much sooner than expected.

Bentley limped off with an ankle problem during Rostov’s draw with Lokomotiv at the weekend. The extent of the injury is yet to be confirmed but in the worst case scenario, David would be straight back at Spurs.

The situation mirrors that of last season – even down to the number of league games (5) that Bentley played for West Ham before returning after a serious knee problem.

Loans are rarely the answer but an increasing list of injuries isn’t likely to help when it comes to attracting permanent bidders for David Bentley next year.




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