Benteke receives massive praise from Villa teammate…
Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor thinks his Aston Villa teammate Christian Benteke is the best player in the Premier League, reports the Mirror.
The 22-year-old Belgian had a brilliant debut Premier League season, bagging 19 goals which helped Villa avoid the drop.
After intense summer interest from a host of top clubs, including Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea, Benteke signed a new contract with the Birmingham club, and has started this season where he left the last.
“Christian is world class – everyone sees that. This season he has been the best player in the league,” said Agbonlahor, who has similarly started the season in impressive form.
Benteke has already scored three goals this season for an ever improving Villa side.
“I knew he wouldn’t have that so-called second season syndrome. As long as he gets the service he needs then he will score goals anywhere,” Agbonlahor added.
Benteke is arguably the country’s most powerful striker, and if he has another season like last – Villa can expect intense interest from top European clubs next summer.
The striker is also expected to star for the impressive Belgian national side at next summer’s World Cup in Brazil – which could see his stock rise even further.