Malaga join chase for Bentley

Malaga have joined the chase for former Tottenham Hotspur winger David Bentley, according to Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old was released by Spurs this summer and is currently a free agent, with a number of English clubs understood to have expressed an interest in him.

News of Bentley’s availability has also had several sides from abroad monitoring his situation, with Espanyol and FC Utrecht already believed to have made enquiries, and Malaga are now ready to join the race for his signature.

Bentley, who has seven full England caps, is thought to be open to a move abroad, given he had a successful spell on loan at Russian outfit FC Rostov last season, and a switch to Malaga would certainly appeal.

After starting his career with Arsenal, Peterborough-born Bentley made subsequent moves to Blackburn Rovers and Spurs interspersed with loan arrangements at Norwich City, Birmingham City and West Ham United.

However, a once promising career at the top level appears to have come to a standstill and he would relish the opportunity to get it back on track in Spain.

Tags Bentley Blackburn Rovers FC Rostov Tottenham Hotspur