Bentley rejoins Blackburn on loan from Tottenham

The Spurs winger signs up until the end of the season, becoming Michael Appleton's second signing of the day following Karim Rekik's arrival from Manchester City
Blackburn Rovers manager Michael Appleton has brought former Ewood Park favourite David Bentley back to the club on a loan deal from Tottenham until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old winger had been with Russian Premier League side FC Rostov during the first half of the season but has now returned to the club who sold him for a fee of £17 million back in 2008.

The former England international, who was once touted as a possible replacement for David Beckham on the right-hand side of midfield, has seen his career take a downwards spiral since moving on from the Lancashire club.

The Rovers manager spoke of his interest in the midfielder earlier on Friday having also announced a deal to bring in Karim Rekik from Manchester City, labelling him a player who possesses "a lot of quality".

"David is a wide player and we have been talking about wide players," Appleton told The Lancashire Telegraph.

"He has a great history with the club and a lot of quality."