Spurs Eye £25m-Rated Belgian As Club Close In On Villa Signing

By on July 3, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Tottenham are looking to add to their strike-force.

Christian Benteke Aston-Villa

Tottenham have turned their attention to Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke after all-but securing the signature of David Villa from Barcelona, according to the Mirror.

The north Londoners have already been busy in the early stages of the summer transfer market after signing midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians in a £17m deal, and now it seems they’ve set about strengthening their attack.

The Mirror claim Spanish hitman Villa is poised to sign from Barcelona after Tottenham’s main rivals for his signature, Fiorentina, paved the way for a move to White Hart Lane after agreeing a deal to sign Mario Gomez from Bayern Munich.

However, boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to bring in at least one more striker this summer and the report suggests he’s keen to land Belgian international Benteke from Villa and is undeterred by the clubs £25m valuation.

The 22-year-old enjoyed an excellent debut season in the Premier League, hitting 19 goals to lead Paul Lamberts side to safety following his £7m switch from Genk last summer. The Midlanders are keen to secure his long-term future by offering him a new deal but the powerful striker has so far resisted their attempts, leading to speculation he could be open to a move.

The newspaper claims Spurs offered Jermain Defoe in part-exchange last month but Villa rejected the proposal, and AVB is now expected to press ahead with another move for Benteke as he looks to re-shape his strike-force ahead of next season.

A move to the Lane will surely be tempting for the youngster as playing in Europe will boost his chances of playing for Belgium at the 2014 World Cup next summer, but we’ll have to wait an see whether Tottenham are able to strike a deal with Villa.

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Would Tottenham fans be happy if the club signed Benteke and Villa? Get involved in the comments section below.

21 Comments

  1. Phil

    July 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    So by close in, you mean haven’t made an enquiry, bid or made any sort of indication they are interested in the player – and the selling club have expressed they have no intention of selling and are offering the player a new deal?

    Yeah…close…

    • Chivs

      July 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Phil, you seem to have mis-interpreted this story. Spurs are closing in on signing David Villa (the player) not Bentenke from Villa (the club) lol

  2. keg

    July 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    spurs not big enough no champions league
    villa have more fans better ground and young up and coming vibrant team utv

    • Chris

      July 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      A young up and coming team that almost got relegated compared to a team that has finished 5th, 5th, 8th, 4th, 5th, 4th, 5th…as for bigger ground and more fans…Spurs are in the process of getting a new ground and clearly have many more fans than villa. We have much more of a global following than villa will ever have

      • J Sidewinder

        July 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

        thank you sir….COYS.

    • Bockingspurs

      July 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Villa have more fans, don’t make laugh how many empty seats were there at Villa Park last and previous seasons, we sell out every hme game and have a 42,000 waiting list for season tickets

    • J Sidewinder

      July 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      yeah right…and your missus is really good looking and not an ugly hag.

    • J Sidewinder

      July 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      he wants a chance of Champions League one day…not the Championship.

  3. John

    July 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    19m he will go to spurs for. Beleiveor it will be 15-17m + a player or two! Rayn mason or other kids on loan to villa to do a kyle walker by gaining much neede experience.

  4. Langfordvilla

    July 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Lol… Why would Benteke leave a much bigger, better supported club. Spurs have had their day and are on a downwards spiral whilst Villa are going in the opposite direction. Benteke for Spurs, your having a laugh.
    UTV VTID

    • Chris

      July 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      How are spurs on a downward spiral, we have just attained the highest points tally we have ever had in the league. Villa better hope they are going in the opposite direction because you couldnt do much worse without getting relegated

    • the_unchosen_one

      July 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      keep taking the tablets mate, you’ll eventually feel better then come back to reality.
      Why would Benteke want to play for a club that’s gonna be relegation candidates ? Instead he can enjoy playing alongside real stars at Spurs in a club that’s got ambition and is NOT selling its best player. Wakey wakey.

    • J Sidewinder

      July 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      didnt you nearly get relegated ???

  5. Spuradic Joy V1.1

    July 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    @Langfordvilla and Keg. Obviously you must be trolling. Ha ha ha. The current Villa team is the worst I have seen in a long time. Lambert will take you down. Terrible team, Terrible place and terrible fans.

  6. Bob

    July 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Yeah villa are a huge club keg you dick.

  7. jim

    July 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Villa is a good team they are building for the future Bentekes progress came out of the blue and has shown he is capable of playing for a team pushing top 4 ,hes unproven so wont intrest Barca,Manu,Chelsea,Arsenals after Higuin but Spurs seems like a perfect fit.Villa are at a different stage right now are better off selling and using the cash to keep building Lambert is a smart manager and will bring in another Benteke type along with some other talent.

  8. rob

    July 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Im a villa fan and fully admit that spurs are a better outfit at the moment, but the fact remains that you cant offer Benteke C/L, your manager is hopeless and as for a team of stars you have one in Bale who i admit is great but may well be on his way.As for the price 19 mill plus a player or two, there isnt anyone at spurs that i would we would want. Love these people who say we would be better better off selling notice they dont say that about bale, lets face it your not gonna get C/L unless you spend big and the only way you will be able to do that is if you sell Bale

  9. astonman

    July 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Gger Spurs are a good club and have a good team at the moment but what makes them a bigger club than Villa ?: just because spurs are from London does not make them a bigger than everone else. Villa. Everton Newcastle and Sunderland are probably all as big if not bigger than Spurs.

  10. ryan

    July 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Where is the argument? spurs are better then villa in every area player for player apart from forward man who we will take off you. Then loan you some youngsters like we did with walker, your a feeder club. But i do like what lambert is trying to do with young players but he had no backing from your shit fans for most of the season.

  11. BigH

    July 3, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Typical northerners. Thick, ignorant and living in the past. Villa are fighting to stay up or at best 14/15th place. U are finished. Football has changed and your sole ambition is to stay up. If we dont get Benteke someone else will. Only thing that is for sure is he aint gonna stay with a small time club like Villa

  12. astonman

    July 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Big H you are a typical southern tw@t deluded by your London press ! Spurs are not the only big club in the country you are deluded if you think you spuds are one of the really big boys who can lure away top players from other clubs. Some spurs fans are getting carried away with recent seasons maybe its because of having spent most of your history living in Arsenals shadow that has caused your delusion.

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