Christian Benteke Ready To Commit To Aston Villa, Amid Interest From Tottenham

Belgian striker happy to spurn offers from other clubs.

Belgian striker Christian Benteke looks set to disappoint a number of top Premier League sides and remain at Aston Villa, according to The Sun.

The forward has been one of the signings of the season since arriving at Villa Park on a £7 million deal from Belgian side Genk.

Benteke’s goals have fired Villa out of the relegation zone and the club know they would be in a far more precarious position were it not for his performances.

Paul Lambert has been lavishing the praise on Benteke in recent weeks though as the Villa boss knows the youngster’s performances will not have gone unnoticed.

Regardless of whether or not Villa avoid relegation to the Championship, the Premier League vultures are already beginning to swirl.

Reports in recent weeks have suggested a number of top Premier League sides are ready to make a move for Benteke this summer.

Tottenham are thought to be leading the chase for the player’s signature as they look to add some firepower to their squad. Spurs boss Andre Vilas-Boas is keen to avoid a repeat of this season that saw him have just two recognised strikers to choose from.

Chelsea are also thought to be monitoring Benteke’s availability.

But the 22-year-old looks set to stay at Villa after he revealed his desire to give his backing to Paul Lambert.

‘I have to give back to him what he has given me,’ said Benteke.

‘Since I was young it was my dream to come here and play in the Premier League.’

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