Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to bid £20million for Christian Benteke, according to The Metro.

The Aston Villa forward has had a terrific debut season in the Premier League, scoring 19 goals as he helped keep the Midlands club in the top division.

Andre Villas-Boas is ready to bring the Belgian to White Hart Lane, as the Portuguese manager looks to strengthen his attacking options this summer and the former Chelsea boss is reportedly ready to sign Benteke as a replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor, who has been tipped to leave the club this summer.

AVB had wanted to partner Christian Benteke with Barcelona forward David Villa, but the Spaniard’s agent has hinted the forward could join Fiorentina this summer, instead of Spurs.

Victor Onate, Villa’s agent, said: “I think it would be excessive to say there is formal interest by Fiorentina but we do know the type of ­interesting project they have in mind.

“I worked with Eduardo ­Macia, their technical ­director ­when we were at Valencia. We are friends and in constant communication.

“Fiorentina had a good season and their intention is to grow even more. David is focused on the ­Confederations Cup just now. Leaving a club like Barcelona is not easy and it depends on many factors, including next year’s World Cup.”

AVB will want to have his attacking options confirmed by August 17th, where Spurs face Crystal Palace on the opening day of the new season.

Will Benteke do well at Tottenham? Could they convince Villa to join as well?

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  • Chris Flatley
    10 months ago

    Not for £20m we would want half that again what a joke.

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  • Tom
    10 months ago

    Won’t bat an eyelid until an offer of at least £30 million comes in.

    Reply
  • mark
    10 months ago

    we want him to stay Christian benteke we want you to stay Christian benteke we want you to stay

    Reply
  • neil
    10 months ago

    Benteke might come to the mighty Spurs but not if Villa get greedy. He has had one great seasonbut as we know it could all be different next season. Look at Ade, and Defoe fr instance

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  • domingo
    10 months ago

    neil if there was any club in the prem i would call greedy it would be spuds. they have held out for top prices for so many players . villa will laugh at 20m . plus he is an arsenal fan so he wont be joining spurs anytime soon.

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  • SOCCERPUNDIT
    10 months ago

    Hey spurs , villa want champions league football also. Spurs just dont like to see any other team do better than them or be bigger than them. really, 20 million more like 40 million without any sweetners. Spurs would not part with a player that produced the same amount of goals as benteke. It must be annoying to be considered bait or a sweetner for a manager to negeotiate with. Adebayor is not a sweetner or bait. he is an unwanted asset of tottenham’s. Come on AVB , be a good manager and get the best out of your players.

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