Bentley leaves Spurs to join FC Rostov on loan
LONDON, England ● Tottenham Hotspur midfielder David Bentley has joined FC Rostov on Russian transfer deadline day.
Bentley, who earned seven caps for England, has slipped well down the pecking order at White Hart Lane and will join Rostock on loan until January.
The former Arsenal trainee earned a £15 million move to Tottenham in 2008 after impressing at Blackburn Rovers but has not played for Spurs since November 2010.
The 27-year-old ended the 2011 season on loan at Birmingham and had looked to reestablish himself in the Championship with West Ham but a knee injury ruined his time at Upton Park.
Bentley will team up with former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle at Rostov, who joined the Russian Premier League club on a free transfer earlier this week.
● Austria midfielder Jakob Jantscher has joined Dinamo Moscow on a one-year loan deal from Red Bull Salzburg with an option to permanently join the Russian club.
Salzburg, the defending Austrian champion, said on Thursday that the deal follows “several days of intensive negotiations.”
Jantscher was voted the best player in Austria after becoming the league’s leading scorer with 14 goals to help Salzburg win the title.
The 23-year-old Jantscher, who was with Sturm Graz before joining Salzburg in 2010, has played 10 internationals for Austria.