Aston Villa star withdraws transfer request and signs new deal

Christian Benteke

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has penned a new long term contract at Villa Park just two weeks after handing in a transfer request at the Midlands club.

The Belgian striker looked set to leave the club after not being offered a good enough contract extension and Tottenham Hotspur looked set to pounce.

However, discussions have been going on behind closed doors and the striker is now satisfied with the offer and has signed a new four year deal at the club.

Villa were adamant that the striker was not for sale and the club and player are now clearly on the same page.

“I spoke with the Manager when I returned to training and we had a good talk,” Benteke told the clubs official site.

“I am very happy to be back here in Birmingham and at Aston Villa, and to sign a new contract.

“This is a great Club and it has given me a lot.

“Now I have to give back to my teammates and the fans who have always been right behind me.

“The end of last season was very good and the lads were very strong.

“It was not easy but we came through it and the confidence is high.

“So everyone knows what we have to do now – be better. I need to be better than last year.”

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