Ex-Blackburn, Tottenham Star David Bentley Retires At The Age Of 29

It has been reported that former England, Blackburn and Tottenham midfielder David Bentley has retired at the age of 29.

David Bentley

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.”

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