Agent: Benteke could move on

Christian Benteke’s agent says a summer move could happen, but

insists the striker’s current focus is on helping Aston Villa to

stay in the Premier League.

The Belgium international has proved to be one of the signings

of the season after scoring 15 goals for Villa since his ?8million

switch from Genk.

Benteke has been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and

Tottenham Hotspur as a result of his impressive form, although

Villa manager Paul Lambert has warned clubs will have to dig deep

to sign the 22-year-old.

The forward’s representative Eris Kismet is not ruling out a

summer sale if every party is happy and is not surprised other

clubs are showing an interest in Benteke.

“It is normal that if you go to a club and do well, then other

clubs will show an interest,” said Kismet in the Daily

Telegraph.

“Christian has shown that he can play in England so why not take

the step up to the next level if the opportunity is there?

“At the end of the season, interested clubs will talk to Villa,

but it has to be right for Villa, the buying club and

Christian.

“If all three parties are agreeable, something could happen, but

right now his focus is on Villa, helping them stay in the Premier

League.”