Southend reject Bentley bid

Southend boss Phil Brown has revealed the club turned down an offer from an unnamed Premier League club for highly-rated goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

Last Updated: 04/09/14 at 17:06 Post Comment

Dan Bentley: Subject of bid from Premier League club

Dan Bentley: Subject of bid from Premier League club

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Bentley is regarded as one of the best young keepers around after earning rave reviews for his performances at Roots Hall.

The 6ft 4in goalkeeper kept 19 clean sheets for Southend last season and has been tipped to break into the England Under-21 set-up.

Bentley has made 69 appearances for Southend since breaking into the first team and a host of clubs from higher up the football pyramid have been keeping tabs on his progress.

A mystery Premier League club tested Southend's resolve to hang onto Bentley on transfer deadline day and Brown was delighted to keep hold of the athletic shot-stopper.

"We had what I would call a sizeable offer from a Premier League club for Daniel Bentley on transfer deadline day and we turned it down,” Brown told the Southend Echo.

"We didn’t feel the deal was right for us or Daniel at this stage and I’m delighted that he’s still with us."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Carlton Cole doesn't know if he will stay at West Ham next season

West Ham striker Carlton Cole revealed he still does not know where his future lies beyond this season.

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on England coaching staff

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on the England coaching team when they retire from playing.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company