In-form forward will reject London duo’s advances this summer.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is set to turn down a big-money move to either Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season in order to remain at Villa Park, reports the Sun.
The red-hot Villa marksman has made quite an impact since arriving in the Midlands at the beginning of this campaign from Belgium first division outfit Genk for just £7 million.
In fact, without the Belgium international’s 15 goals in just 30 top-flight matches for Paul Lambert’s struggling side, and 19 in only 35 games in all competitions, it is fair to say that Villa would almost certainly have already been relegated to the Championship.
And, it is that deadly form in front of goal that has inevitably led to a wave of recent speculation linking the 22-year-old with a big-money move to a Champions League-chasing team this summer.
However, despite the fact that Villa’s American owner Randy Lerner would be looking at making a profit somewhere in the region of £15m on the striker were he to be sold to either of the London giants, it appears as though the player himself is ready to reward Lambert’s initial faith in him by staying put in the Midlands next season if Villa remain in the top flight.