June 25, 2009
As someone whose name is synonymous with wheeling and dealing in the transfer market, Harry Redknapp has been unusually quiet in the weeks following the end of the season. Nevertheless, rumors abound as to who might be leaving and who might be joining the club:
David Bentley/Ashley Young - Surely the mostly likely departure is David Bentley, who has been given clear indications by the manager that he has no future at White Hart Lane. Bentley has been an abject failure at Spurs and, given the amount of money shelled out for him, must rate as one of the worst signings in the club's recent history. Aston Villa are the favorites to take him, although reportedly for less than half the sum that Spurs handed over to Blackburn Rovers for his "services". There is also talk of Bentley and Jermaine Jenas being offered in a swap deal for Ashley Young. Young is far from being the finished article, despite being talked up to a ludicrous degree by Martin O'Neill. That said, a minority of the Spurs fans would be sorry to see the back of either Bentley or Jenas.