West Ham have confirmed that Tottenham winger David Bentley has joined the club on a season-long loan.
The Spurs winger has endured a torrid time over recent seasons, with an alarming dip in form seeing him slip out of the spotlight.
Once billed as the natural successor to David Beckham on the right side of England's midfield, Bentley has tumbled out of the international picture.
A move to Spurs in July 2008 was supposed to see him take his game to a new level, but he has gone slowly backwards.
A loan stint at Birmingham last season did not go to plan either, as the Blues were relegated out of the Premier League.
Bentley is, however, determined to recapture his best form and hopes a spell in the Championship with West Ham will allow him to starting heading in the right direction once again.
The Hammers are delighted to welcome the 27-year-old to Upton Park and expect him to make his bow in their next second tier fixture.
A statement released on the club's official website read: "West Ham are delighted to announce that England midfielder David Bentley has joined the club on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur.
"Bentley is the latest addition to a strong Hammers midfield already boasting the likes of summer recruits Kevin Nolan, Matt Taylor and Papa Bouba Diop, as well as home-grown duo Mark Noble and Jack Collison.
"The club's tenth recruit this transfer window is due to train with his new team-mates for the first time on Thursday, and will hope to make his debut at home to Portsmouth on Saturday week."