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Tottenham Favourites to Sign Christian Benteke But Only If Aston Villa Reduce Price-Tag

by Rob Kearsey

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Benteke handed in a transfer request just before Villa’s pre-season tour to Germany.

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Tottenham will make a move for Aston Villa striker Christan Benteke but may wait for Villa to drop their asking price, the Daily Mirror reports.

Reports suggest that Benteke and his agent made with Villa boss Paul Lambert on Saturday and during the talks the Belgian striker asked to leave Villa Park.

Lambert is willing to let Benteke leave the club this summer but it must be done on Villa’s terms.

That means Spurs will have to pay £25 million for the striker, which would be a club record transfer for the North London club and a price chairman Daniel Levy is unlikely to pay.

Levy is willing to wait until the end of the transfer window to get his man and feels that by waiting a while, Benteke’s price will lower to a more reasonable amount.

The Belgian striker is understood to be desperate to move to White Hart Lane and would rather move to Spurs than Chelsea, who are also reportedly interested in the striker.

This is because the striker believes that he will get more first team football with Spurs and that is important to him because he wants to play in next summers World Cup for Belgium.


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