Tottenham’s race to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is over after the forward withdrew his transfer request and signed a new deal.
The Belgian is now contracted at Villa Park until 2017 and means that the search for a new forward to lead the line at Spurs continues. Villa boss Paul Lambert described his discussion with his player as full and frank”.
Benteke told the press :”This is a great club and it has given me a lot. Now I have to give back to my team-mates and the fans who have always been right behind me.”
Spurs fans took to Twitter in reaction to the news:-
We need Franco to use his contacts. Get on the phone to your old boss and sign Pablo Osvaldo if you wouldn't mind Mr. Baldini.
— Spurs Daily (@Spurs_Daily) July 19, 2013
— SpursDreamer (@SpursDreamer) July 19, 2013
Once again a sterling performance from usual ITK suspects. Dear oh dear..
— PK (@onlyonepaulking) July 19, 2013
Benteke's agent has played a blinder
— Billie (@Billie_T) July 19, 2013
Those blaming Levy need to get a grip. Baldini & the scouting team will be the ones who decide how much we offer, its upto Levy to accept it
— Stuart BryanTHFC (@ClactonYid) July 19, 2013
Not many people actually know who clubs are targeting. We can say someone failed to sign players as a joke, but we don't know clubs' targets
— Sam Rhodes (@SamuelRhodes_) July 19, 2013
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