Aston Villa star Christian Benteke is a wanted man in the Football Transfer Tavern this summer and news reported by the Express that he is ready to leave the club to join one of Arsenal or Tottenham has delighted punters sat around the bar.
The Belgian international, who scored twice yesterday in his country’s 4-2 friendly win against the USA, was an impressive capture by Villa following his £7 million transfer from Genk netting 23 times for the Villans to help secure their Premier League survival.
His form has alerted clubs across Europe to his talents and only this week Atletico Madrid were linked with a surprise move for the 22-year-old as they seek to replace the departed Radamel Falcao.
According the Express, he has now expressed his desire to leave the Midlands to his Belgian team-mates and would love the opportunity to play for either Spurs or Arsenal.
Villa are desperate to keep Benteke and have offered him a massively improved contract. However it looks like he will leave this summer with Villa hoping for around £15 million as they look to double their money on the striker and both Premier League clubs have the resources to fork out the required fee to land him.