Christian Benteke’s performances in recent weeks have brought him firmly back into the spotlight and even though his Aston Villa side are now safe from relegation, the rumours of a transfer away from the club persist.
Many of the big sides in the Premier League have been linked but Spurs continue to be put near the top of most stories because of A, our need for a striker and B, the existing Belgian connection of Moussa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen.
A record of 23 goals in 39 games for an underperforming side was always going to attract interest but for now at least, his manager Paul Lambert insists that the 22 year old is not for sale.
“Christian is just starting on the ladder. He’s been saying he’s really happy here, so I’ve left it at that,” Lambert is quoted by the Sun following Villa’s defeat to Chelsea at the weekend.
Of all the strikers linked with Spurs in recent weeks, many would argue that Benteke is the most plausible. He already has a proven record in the Premier League and while he won’t be cheap, he may just come within our budget.
For now, Lambert has stated his case but will Villa’s resolve be tested when the transfer window re-opens on June 1st?