Christan Benteke Hopes to Seal Speedy Tottenham Deal to Avoid Aston Villa Return

The striker was omitted from Aston Villa’s pre-season tour to Germany.

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Christan Benteke is hoping that Tottenham can agree a fee with Aston Villa quickly so that he doesn’t have to return to Villa Park, the Daily Mirror reports.

The striker is due to go back to Villa on Thursday but he hopes that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will be able to negotiate a fee with Villa before then, meaning he can get into shape for the new season with his new club.

Benteke submitted a transfer request at Villa last week and was omitted from the clubs pre-season tour to Germany.

The striker is keen to move to White Hart Lane, where he has been promised first team football by manager Andre Villas-Boas, an important factor as Benteke wants to be a part of Belgium’s squad for next summers World Cup.

Spurs are set to submit a bid of around £20 million for Benteke this week but Villa are thought to be holding out for closer to £25 million.

Villa’s manager Paul Lambert has made it clear that the club won’t be bullied into lowering their demands for Benteke even though they are resigned to losing the striker and have already drawn up a list of replacements.

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