Aston Villa confirm striker Christian Benteke has submitted a transfer request and not travelled on the club’s pre-season tour to Germany
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 8, 2013
Aston Villa has been dealt quite the blow, as star striker and Belgian international Christian Benteke has submitted a transfer request.
The most obvious landing spot for Benteke is Tottenham, who lost out on David Villa earlier today. The Sun reports Spurs chairman Daniel Levy offered 20 million pounds for Benteke, who scored 19 times last season. In shocking news, Spurs would jettison Emmanuel Adebayor in their bid to land Benteke. Absolutely stunning.
Don’t forget about Chelsea. With Edinson Cavani heading to PSG, Jose Mourinho could be in the market for another striker. Offloading Fernando Torres and Demba Ba, however, may be difficult.
In the end, are we really surprised Benteke wants out? Villa stands to make a nice profit after getting him from Genk for 7 million Euros. Unfortunately, that won’t provide much solace for the Villans.