Bentley becomes latest recruit

Wolves have moved for Bristol City goalkeeper Dan Bentley, who joins the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal, with a two-year additional option.

The signing will see the Robins captain step up to the Premier League for the first time, after making more than 400 appearances in the Football League, and provide competition for in the goalkeeping department at Molineux.

Formerly of Southend United and Brentford, as well as Bristol City, the 29-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the club, having spent the past six seasons attracting plaudits in the Championship.

A career in the senior game began with Southend in 2009 for the stopper, who made his debut at 18 for the Shrimpers and never looked back, gaining a reputation as a fine penalty stopper – he’s kept out 13 spot kicks in his career.

Bentley’s only promotion to date came via that method, as he saved two Wembley penalties to help Southend into League One, earning him a place in the division’s Team of the Season and beginning his upward trajectory in the game.

A move to Brentford brought about second tier football in 2016 and the goalkeeper missed just two games in his opening two campaigns in the capital, keeping 28 clean sheets during that period.

A reliable and influential figure both on and off the pitch, Bentley’s form continued at Ashton Gate, where he was number one for the last three seasons and served as club captain, so too this season, where he remained between the sticks until the autumn.

Now, Wolves are strengthening their goalkeeping department, and the arrival of Bentley will do that.