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Hughes Wants To Borrow Harry’s Bentley

Fulham boss Mark Hughes is looking to raid Tottenham this January in order to re-unite himself with David Bentley.

There is talk of the move initially being a loan till the end of the season with the potential to become a permanent fixture, if both parties agree a fee.

Hughes managed the right winger in a 2 year stint at Blackburn Rovers earlier in his career, and ideally wouldn’t have lost the player to Spurs.

Bentley, 26, has since fallen foul of the high profile names that have been brought to White Hart Lane in order to build on last seasons Champions League qualification.

He was allegedly set to leave Spurs on the last day of the previous transfer window but the protracted nature of Rafael van der Vaarts transfer into the club meant he missed his chance. Bentley now finds himself behind Aaron Lennon and van der Vaart in Redknapps pecking order.

Bentley was once described as having the potential to be England’s ‘new David Beckham’ but, has always struggled to remain consistent with his form which, has often fluctuated from the sublime to the ridiculous at times.

Bentley has undoubted quality from set plays and has the ability to hurt opponents with his crossing but you would feel if he has aspirations of adding to his 7 England caps he needs to remove himself from Aaron Lennon’s shadow.

Hughes unquestionably got the best form of his career out of Bentley in their time at Blackburn, and will be hoping that the wideman can replicate that good form in a Fulham side who find themselves languishing in 17th place in the Premiership.

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