Harry Redknapp is a man incapable of saying, ‘no comment.’
Telling the press that David Bentley is overpaid is neither here nor there, most fans would have guessed that he was being paid too much money. Indeed some wags might argue that the national minimum wage for a player who can’t even get on the Tottenham bench would be an indulgence.
The Spurs player has of late been on loan with FC Rostov in the Russian Premier League where so far the 28 year old has made 7 appearances in which 4 he has been substituted off and picked up just the one yellow card. But QPR boss Harry nevertheless saw Bentley as an answer. Quite what the question was is perhaps better left unknown.
I was going take David Bentley, I was going take three players on loan but then there were other options. I had no problem taking Bentley. I thought maybe I could get him going again.”
In the morning his wages were just a little bit heavier than Andros Townsend and Jermaine Jenas.”
And Andros had an outstanding game too. People keep talking about big money – I think he’s on about three thousand a week.”
What did emerge from Harry’s chat with the press after securing another precious point, this time at home to Norwich City, was a stab at what Andros Townsend earns.
Whilst this revelation, even in an age of austerity is unlikely to have supporters up in arms, it does beg the question does Mr Redknapp has any concept of how the young player might now feel walking into the QPR dressing room?