Lambert: Benteke happy at Villa

Paul Lambert insists Christian Benteke is happy at Aston Villa after claims that the striker dreams of playing for Arsenal.

Last Updated: 16/11/12 at 12:40 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: QPR sign goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from Reading

Post comment

QPR have completed the signing of goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from Reading for an undisclosed fee.

Swans sign Gallifuoco

Post comment

Swansea have completed the signing of free-agent midfielder Giancarlo Gallifuoco.

All Articles

Paul Lambert insists £7million man Christian Benteke is happy at Aston Villa after dismissing reports that claimed the striker dreams of playing for Arsenal.

The Belgium international has made a massive impact at Villa Park since his summer move from Genk, and has replaced Darren Bent as the team's first-choice forward.

The 21-year-old was quoted in some newspapers as saying he thought Villa "were a London club" when he signed and that he "loves Arsenal", but Lambert is adamant Benteke is settled in the midlands.

"Christian has been excellent," the Villa manager said. "He's been a real handful against most of the teams he's faced.

"He's not just doing it for us, he's been doing it for Belgium. People forget he's only 21 and isn't the finished article by any stretch of the imagination.

"But he is going to be one hell of a player, that's for sure, and I think he's worth every penny at the minute."

Regarding Benteke's recent comments, Lambert said: "I think it's been a bit naughty and misconstrued of what he said and been reported in Belgium.

"I know what it is like when that happens so I'll take it lightly. He is a big guy and doesn't say two words.

"In any case, if you ask any young footballer they will have a team and players they have followed.

"Listen, I'll reassure the fans that the big guy is more than happy.

"He is playing really well. If he wasn't happy, he wouldn't be playing the way he is."


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


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Europa League: Roberto Martinez happy Everton start and finish at home

Roberto Martinez is happy with the way the fixtures have worked out for Everton in their tough Europa League draw.

Premier League: Louis van Gaal says top four is Manchester United's target

Louis van Gaal has set Manchester United an initial target of a top-four finish in this season's Premier League.

Transfer news: Gus Poyet remains keen to add to Sunderland squad

Gus Poyet will know whether Sunderland can prosper this season by the time the transfer window shuts.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property