Bentley may stay in Russia
Spurs misfit David Bentley says he is open to the idea of joining FC Rostov on a permanent basis if his loan spell in Russia works out.
The Tottenham midfielder agreed a temporary switch to them until Christmas just before the close of the transfer window, and he is now anxious to get his career back on track.
The former Arsenal and Blackburn star says his first target with Rostov is to get some games under his belt after missing most of last season due to the knee injury he picked up during a loan stint on loan at West Ham, which required surgery.
Bentley had hoped to get a second chance to make an impression at White Hart Lane following the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas in the summer, but it soon become clear that the 28-year-old wasn't in the manager's plans.
He said: "You always live with that hope in pre-season but it was not to be. I am looking to play some games and we will see where we go from there.
"There has been a lot of water under the bridge at Tottenham with me.
"I am going there (Rostov) to hopefully enjoy my football. If things work out, then we will see what happens from there."