West Ham United loanee David Bentley admits he would consider making a permanent move to the Boelyn Ground.

The seven-cap England international joined the Hammers on loan from Spurs on deadline day, just hours after Scott Parker went the other way in a switch to White Hart Lane.

Bentley, who first burst onto the scene with Arsenal before impressing at Blackburn Rovers, has found first team opportunities hard to come by under Harry Redknapp, and has now moved away from North London to join the Npower Championship club.

Despite dropping down a division, Bentley is targeting success with West Ham United, and plans to help Sam Allardyce's men get instant promotion before considering his long-term future.

"Of course I would definitely consider staying here. If they consider keeping me, then I'd definitely consider it," said the player in relation to the possibility.

"We'll have to see how my time here is going to pan out, but the main priority is to get promoted and that's what I've come here to do and help the club to do. After that, we'll see, but I'd definitely consider it."


It was a busy day for the Hammers on deadline day, with Henri Lansbury also strengthening the midfield on loan after Parker's departure.

Guy Demel also joined West Ham on a busy day for the club, with the 30-year-old adding strength-in-depth at right-back.

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