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Bentley cost 90,000 per game

Filed: Tuesday, 25th October 2011
By: Staff Writer

David Bentley's five games on loan from Tottenham will eventually cost West Ham in excess of 400,000.

With the loan deal between West Ham and Bentley's parent club having no get-out clause until 1st January 2012, the Hammers are therefore responsible for a percentage of the 27-year-old's wages until that date - a figure estimated to be close to the 450,000 mark.

Bentley, who arrived at West Ham on a season-long loan shortly before the transfer deadline, was ruled out for six months at the beginning of this month after undergoing surgery on his left knee. It is unknown whether this was due to a fresh injury or a recurring problem.

The former England winger's five performances constituted three substitute appearances and two starts. He failed to complete a full 90 minutes having been replaced on both of those occasions.

Bentley at West Ham: blink and you'll miss it

All comments from the KUMB.com Match Thread forum.

September 10th: West Ham Utd 4 Portsmouth 3
(63rd minute replacement for Julien Faubert)
"Despite our crowded midfield, we needed to get an extra player in there to steady things a bit. Bentley did this and did it well." - indiehammer

September 17th: Millwall 0 West Ham Utd 0
(59th replacement for Matt Taylor)
"How did Bentley miss that, FFS?" - Welsh Iron

September 24th: West Ham Utd 1 Peterborough 0
(67th minute replacement for Julien Faubert)
"Bentley looks a class act and i feel theres more to come from him." - w6hammer

September 27th: West Ham Utd 0 Ipswich Town 1
(replaced on 89 minutes by Julien Faubert)
"I do not get Bentley. He is a tart." - Doc H Ball

October 1st: Crystal Palace 2 West Ham Utd 2
(replaced on 89 minutes by Freddie Sears)
"I can run faster than Bentley and I'm 53 with arthritis." - joyful

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