Tottenham clear-out: Bentley and Pavlyuchenko told they can leave Spurs
18 May 2009 08:12
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David Bentley has been told he has no future at Tottenham, and Roman Pavlyuchenko's days also look numbered after a tantrum on Saturday. Pavlyuchenko was replaced by Fraizer Campbell for the last 15 minutes against Manchester City.
The Russian striker ignored Harry Redknapp, who had waited to greet him on the touchline, and the Spurs manager applauded sarcastically in Pavlyuchenko's direction as the Russian stormed towards the dressing rooms. 'I don't like that,' said Redknapp.
'You're looking to scrap away, the fans are here, they pay their money to watch and when a player runs down the tunnel without sitting and watching his team, getting behind his team it's disrespectful.'As for Bentley, Redknapp suggested the £15million winger, signed last year from Blackburn, should look for another summer transfer after Robbie Keane and Luka Modric were preferred on the flanks against City.
The Tottenham manager added: 'David is obviously going to think, "hang on, I'm not in the team even when Aaron Lennon's not fit, and maybe it's time I moved on". As a person, I like David very much. He's a good lad and a good player but I've changed how we play a little bit and I've had results, so no-one can complain, can they?'