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David Bentley confirms retirement from football

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Former Tottenham midfielder David Bentley has confirmed that he is retiring from football at the age of 29, branding the game ‘robotic and boring.’

The midfielder, who began his career with Arsenal, spent his best years as a Blackburn Rovers player, and was able to earn himself a notable £15 million transfer to Tottenham having established himself among the most exciting young players in England.

Bentley, however, failed to make his mark at White Hart Lane and spent various loan spells away from the club before the termination of his Spurs contract last summer. But he has decided against pursuing another club.

Speaking of the decision to hang up his boots, Bentley said: "I’ve fallen out of love with the game.”

“Now it’s a little bit robotic – with the social media side of it and the money that has come into the game – I hate to say it but it’s made it boring, it’s made it predictable and a bit too calculated.”

In his time Bentley was hailed to be the ‘next David Beckham’ with his impressive crossing skills. He even managed to gain himself a place in the England squad earning seven caps for the country.

But after failing to make a mark at Spurs his career has fallen flat with him struggling to make it back into the big teams, finding him ending his career at former club Blackburn.

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