Benteke may leave Villa

by Setanta Staff , 16 February 2013

Christian Benteke's agent has hinted that the Belgium striker may leave Aston Villa in the summer.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have all been linked with the 22-year-old, who has scored 15 goals for Villa since his £8million move from Genk.

The forward's representative Eris Kismet says that he is not surprised by the interest in Benteke.

"It is normal that if you go to a club and do well, then other clubs will show an interest," Kismet told 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."

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