The name of Christian Benteke has featured on these pages a few times now but the latest rumour of a player plus cash deal might just be tempting to some Spurs fans. The player thought to be making the reverse trip to Villa Park is Jermain Defoe but will Andre Villas-Boas feel that this is the right time to jettison the striker?
Jermain will remain as one of Tottenham’s all-time leading scorers and a member of an exclusive group of players who have notched more than 100 goals at the club. In two spells at the Lane, Defoe has an impressive 133 strikes to his name but at what point does the club consider that his best days are way behind him?
In 2012-13, JD scored some important goals but his overall record was a modest 15 from 43 appearances. Contrast that with Benteke who claimed 23 in 39 while playing in a side who were battling relegation for 9/10’s of the campaign.
At 22, Benteke is eight years younger than Defoe and according to these reports is valued at around £25m to Defoe’s £7m. So a balance in the region of £15m – £18m is required to land the deal but is it worth losing one of our main strikers in order to secure it?