White Hart Lane side target Belgian forward.
André Villas-Boas has identified Christian Benteke as a summer transfer target but his immediate focus will be on how to stop the Belgium striker when he takes his Tottenham Hotspur team to Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
Tottenham have sent scouts in recent weeks to watch Benteke, who moved from Genk to Villa Park in August for £7m and has found his feet in English football to score eight goals in all competitions.
Paul Lambert will be delighted with the form displayed by Belgian forward Christian Benteke since he made his move to Villa Park, adapting well to life in the English top tier, and is sure to fight off any interest in the 22 year old.
The former Genk man has netted eight goals in 16 starts thus far this term and is perhaps the one bright spark in an otherwise poor Aston Villa season.
Andre Villas-Boas has steadfastly stuck with Jermain Defoe, using summer signing Emmanuel Adebayor sparingly, so one wonders why the White Hart Lane boss would look to bring in another attacking option if he isn’t using those he currently has to their full potential.
Benteke is one of an ever growing band of Belgians who has made the grade in the Premier League and the chance to join Jan Vertonghen and Moussa Dembele at the North London club.
The Kinshasa born forward has netted four goals in nine appearances for the Belgian national team.
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