Dan Bentley has insisted he hasn’t just come to Wolves to push Jose Sa – he wants to break into the first-team starting XI.
Bentley arrived at Molineux in January, signing from Championship side Bristol City.
Bentley was into the final six months of his contract at Ashton Gate.
With Wolves wanting to send Matija Sarkic out on loan, the club swooped for the 29-year-old. Sarkic then went to Stoke City.
Bentley was Bristol City’s club captain, and so has a lot of leadership qualities and experience under his belt.
The star is currently now Wolves’ number two goalkeeper behind Jose Sa. And the hope is that he can provide the Portuguese with a push to be better.
But Bentley isn’t merely looking to do just that.
He wants to become Wolves’ number one. He told the Express & Star: “I’ve made no secret that it’s my aspiration to play in the Premier League, so getting a step closer to that and joining such a fantastic club, is really great. I’m really pleased to be here.
“100 percent, I’m here to challenge.
“It’s not in my nature to rest on my laurels and think I’ve cracked it just because I’ve arrived in the Premier League.
“It almost gives me more motivation to work harder. Competition is good for me and it’s good for Jose.”
The perfect attitude from Dan Bentley, he could prove to be a great addition for Wolves’ first-team
Everything Bentley has said is really positive and encouraging.
The role of a number two goalkeeper can probably be tough at times.
But Bentley seems happy with it, and it’s great that he has his sights set on really challenging Sa.
It has to be that way. If he believes he can displace Sa as the number one, then in theory Sa will sharpen up and play better himself.
Sa hasn’t quite been at his best this season. And so there’s a possibility for Bentley to actually get a chance to play in the Premier League eventually.