Well, let's be honest- we saw this coming a mile off. After Redknapp asked Bentley to look for another club and with the World Cup next year, the chances of Bentley staying were smaller than West Broms' chances of staying up this season just gone.
"I'm in talks with Villa at the moment," he told The Sun. 'I really don't want to say much more. But we'll see what happens. I'm hopeful of sorting it out as soon as possible."
I can't see this sort of move collapsing and O'Neill would be the perfect manager to get Bentley's career back on track.
Let's just hope we get around £7m-£10m for the right midfielder, the goal at the emirates was worth half that alone. Still though, this leaves us short in cover on the right side of the pitch but it is obviously a move Bentley has to make.
Any overpriced bench players about?