It has been reported that former England, Blackburn and Tottenham midfielder David Bentley has retired at the age of 29.
The player last played more than a year ago and says he now wants to focus on his family and business interests.
Bentley made seven appearances for England in a 12-year senior career and cost £15m when he joined Spurs in 2008.
“It’s over a year since I played my last game and I felt like it was time to call it a day,” said Bentley
“I’ve just had little baby twins, three months old, and I’ve got a little four-year-old and I want to focus on that. My love for the game went a little bit and I didn’t want to carry on just for the fact of paying me money.”
He added on Sky Sports News: “The game has changed a lot – when I first started playing it was more about enjoying it. You went into work every day and it was brilliant.
“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.”