It seems almost inevitable that Spurs will be looking to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window and several old names are still doing the rounds. The Leandro Damiao story is still circulating even though Tottenham’s head coach Andre Villas-Boas insists that the club have moved on, while Hamburg’s Son Heung-Min is another forward attracting a lot of media attention.
However, the one name gathering a lot of momentum is that of Aston Villa’s Belgian international Christian Benteke. The 22 year old has shone in a struggling Villa side this season and where would Paul Lambert’s men be without his fifteen goals from 28 games?
Some would argue that they would be in the same position, only the goals would have come from Darren Bent but that is still an impressive ratio in a side fighting relegation.
The rumours have been fuelled by comments from the player’s agent Kismet Eris, who insisted that Benteke is focused on Villa but he also gave a clear indication that his client could be available in the summer.
“Right now his focus is on Villa – and helping them stay in the Premier League. He wants to repay Paul Lambert for the faith that has been shown in him,” Eris said.
“At the end of the season interested clubs will talk to Villa – but it has to be right for Villa, the buying club and Christian. If all three parties are agreeable, then something could happen.
“But Villa will now ask a big price for Christian, much more than they paid for him, because Paul Lambert was the one who gave him his chance.”
So it seems as if Christian Benteke could be available irrespective of whether Villa stay up but is he the right man for Spurs?