Agbonlahor hopes Benteke stays

Gabriel Agbonlahor believes it is inevitable Christian Benteke will be a target for leading clubs after his fine form this season.

Last Updated: 20/02/13 at 08:55 Post Comment

Gabriel Agbonlahor: Hopes Benteke stays

Gabriel Agbonlahor: Hopes Benteke stays

Gabriel Agbonlahor believes it is inevitable fellow Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will be a target for leading clubs after his fine form this season.

Benteke has scored 15 goals for the midlands club since his £8million summer move from Genk.

Villa boss Paul Lambert insists Benteke has already at least doubled in value and he has already been linked with possible summer moves to north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.

Agbonlahor feels 22-year-old Benteke could play on an even higher stage, although he hopes the Belgian international will remain at Villa beyond this season.

Agbonlahor said: "Christian is one of the players of the season for me so far.

"He's going to get linked with the top clubs, especially because of his age. He's young. He's gifted in what he can do so he's going to be linked with a lot of clubs.

"I think he's good enough for even higher than them (Arsenal and Tottenham).

"He's showed that by the way he plays with his composure for a big guy and he has quite a bit of pace as well.

"There are many aspects of his game that are at the top level."

In terms of Benteke's future, Agbonlahor said: "He's still learning his trade here and enjoying his football so hopefully he stays here.

"We will have to wait until the end of the season to see what the club decides.

"It's not for anyone else to decide, it's going to be down to the club and what their plans are for him."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m not sure about this distance covered malarky, plus that stat comes with *since February attached to it, that's just 1 month. I mean I have 27 open cases I'm 'working on' at the moment but believe me others with 10 cases work harder than I do. I just got back from a pub lunch, scampi and chips (+4 pints) in case you were wondering.

hurler
Wenger defends Ozil

C

isse should have appealed and explained that it was just a retaliation, just like Matic did. Apparently the FA are ok with retaliation.

Triangler
Cisse accepts FA charge

L

ove this guy. He's one of the few surviving players that I remember so vividly from Football Italia and Gazetta on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

HarryBoulton
Francesco Totti - The King Of Rome

Footer 365

Ryan Giggs enjoys working with Louis van Gaal; plays down rift reports

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has played down talk of a rift with Louis van Gaal and hailed their "great working relationship".

Mesut Ozil defended by Arsene Wenger after Paul Scholes criticism

Arsene Wenger claims Paul Scholes "would have loved to play with Mesut Ozil".

Football Association names Martin Glenn as its new chief executive

The Football Association has named Martin Glenn as its new chief executive.

Mail Box

Why All The Hate For Robin Van Persie?

One Mailboxer can't work out why everyone is having a pop at Robin van Persie. Plus FA Cup anticipation, changing relegation, a Friday song and more Totti love...

Is Sissoko's Neck Very Distinctive?

Moussa Sissoko features in a really quite bizarre Distinctive Physical Features XI while we have mails on sexism, Angel Di Maria and Francesco Totti. Ramdom.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company