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Tottenham Missed Out On Christan Benteke After Failing to Meet Aston Villa Deadline

by Rob Kearsey

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Aston Villa were demanding £25 million for Benteke and Spurs refused to pay that before the Thursday deadline.

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Tottenham missed out on the opportunity to sign Christan Benteke after they failed to meet Aston Villa’s Thursday deadline, meaning the player ended up signing a new contract with the Villains, Goal.com reports.

The Belgian striker had submitted a transfer request to Aston Villa and was believed to be interested in a move to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham spent days locked in discussions with Aston Villa about signing the prolific striker, who scored 19 league goals for Villa last season, keeping the club in the Premier League.

Spurs were willing to pay £20 million plus add-ons for Benteke but Villa refused to budge on their £25 million valuation of the striker and when Tottenham pulled out of the race to sign the striker, Benteke had to sign a new contract with Villa, thought to be worth £40,000 a week.

The North London club have struggled to sign strikers this summer, with another target, David Villa deciding to join Atletico Madrid after being linked with a move to Spurs.

Tottenham have now turned their attentions to Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, with reports suggesting that the club have offered Valencia £18 million for the striker.


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