Thursday, February 2, 2023

Liverpool renew £12m Bentley interest

Liverpool have revived thier interest in Blackburn winger David Bentley according to reports in The People, and look to offer £12 million for the England international.

Rafa Benitez has been a keen admirer of the winger for the past few season, and almost every transfer window has seen speculation and rumours of Bentley joining the Merseyside club. Bentley is rumoured to be unsettled at Blackburn and has reportedly turned down offers of a new contract at Ewood Park.

Bentley, 23,  may also be tempted to leave Ewood Park after Blackburn’s failure to qualify for Europe this season. However, Blackburn boss Mark Hughes has so far held off all interest for the winger, and will hope that Bentley can stay on for at least another Premiership campaign, as Blackburn push for European qualification.

Bentley could be set to replace current Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant, as reports emerge that the winger is likely to leave Anfield this summer, with Newcastle showing keen interest.

The People reports that Liverpool’s £12 million bid may be slightly under Blackburn’s valuation of the player, and a renewed bid of over £15 million would be needed to secure the winger. However, Benitez may deterred from offering higher than £12 million, and look to other targets such as Wigan’s Luis Antonio Valencia if he is rejected.

Bentley, along with Roque Santa Cruz, has been one of Blackburn’s best performers this season, and his contribution this season may be one of the reasons Blackburn managed to achieve a 7th finish in the Premiership this season.

[Source: The People]


Josh Scott



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A. Rashid
A. Rashid
14 years ago

Liverpool should consider seriously about winning any silverware next season unless they started making it into reality their interest in buying quality players even though their price may be higher than expected. Talks have always emerged times and again like previous season, but nothing come out of it. Firstly, the club should settle their internal problems with the owners as quickly as possible, so that they could focus on buying quality players such as Gareth Barry and David Bentley before the opportunity lost. As a strong supporter of LFC, I strongly hope that they would support the manager by providing… Read more »

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