Belgian hopes to make White Hart Lane switch.
Christian Benteke yet again expresses his desire to leave Aston Villa, this time demanding he wants his move by Thursday according to the London Evening Standard.
Tottenham Hotspur have offered £20million for the Belgian forward – but not actually cemented a formal offer – but Villa are demanding at least £25million for the highly rated striker.
Paul Lambert [Villa boss] gave Benteke an extra few days off due to his transfer request being submitted, giving the striker until Thursday before he had to report back to training, with his team-mates returning to training today after the completion of their pre-season tour in Germany. But Christian does not wish to return to training, and is therefore demanding his move to White Hart Lane to be completed before Thursday.
Although the starlet has a desire to have the deal wrapped up so swiftly, it is unlikely that this will happen due to his agent being in Turkey – as he doesn’t expect Tottenham to pay up any time soon. It also seems unlikely that Daniel Levy will give up on negotiations so easily since their arm is twisted as their striker tries to force through a move this summer.
The transfer should go through smoothly once the fee is agreed as Daniel Levy is more than willing to offer Benteke his desired £70,000-a-week (considerably less than Adebayor’s wage).
Benteke will join up with Belgian team mates Jan Vertonghen and Moussa Dembele in London, if he signs for Spurs, with a possibility of FC Twente winger Nacer Chadli arriving shortly.