Tottenham Hotspur believe Aston Villa’s in-demand Belgium international could be the striker to strengthen their front line this summer.
North London side Tottenham Hotspur have identified Aston Villa front-man Christian Benteke as the man to lead the line at White Hart Lane next season.
SOURCE: The Daily Mail
Aston Villa centre-forward Christian Benteke looks like being a player in demand at the end of the season if recent reports in the English press are to be believed, with the likes of high-flying Premier League duo Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, as well as Serie A giants Inter Milan, all said to be keen to lure the in-form Belgium international away from Villa Park this summer.
With all three clubs having endured goalscoring problems at various stages of the current season, and it is easy to see why they may be interested in the Villa attacker.
Benteke is still relatively young as a footballer at 22-year-of-age, so will not have done too many miles on the clock, and if his eye-catching displays up front for what has essentially been a struggling Villa team this campaign are any reflection on the player’s overall abilities, then you can understand the interest in the player, especially when you also take into account the size of the potential transfer fee involved.
However, of all the interested suitors, it is Andre Villas-Boas’ men that are surely best suited to the powerful, pacey Benteke – and equally a move to White Hart Lane would also be the best option for the forward himself.
Benteke has an impressive 25 goals in all competitions for club and country so far this season in just 48 matches. Some of those strikes were tap ins, some individual efforts all of his own making using his raw power and pace, and some simply the product of a clinical striker’s eye for goal. However, each demonstrated must-have qualities when one is assessing a new front man.
But not only that, Benteke also has four assists to his name in the top flight this campaign, and that vision allied with his brute strength contributes well towards build-up play outside the box.
It is that and his searing pace that would really make him the perfect player to fit into AVB’s counterattacking game plan at the Lane next season.