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Word On Tweet: Benteke Fee Agreed?

Word On Tweet: Benteke Fee Agreed?

Neil Moxley of the Daily Mail is working hard on updates with regards to the Genk Gent we are after... Benteke:

Neil Moxley ‏@Neil_Moxley_DM
According to Belgian press, it seems there has been a shift at Genk. They decided after last night's game Benteke could go.

Neil Moxley ‏@Neil_Moxley_DM
Hmmm, reports #avfc have agreed fee with Genk for Benteke. Can't believe the size of the fee is £10.6m after what's gone on this week..

Neil Moxley ‏@Neil_Moxley_DM
Genk are lining up move for another player and have ditched Benteke's original agent. That must be muddying the waters.

Pete Colley ‏@petecolley
Benteke deal alive....

Neil Moxley ‏@Neil_Moxley_DM
I've just checked in Belgium. The story he can go is right. 100 per cent. Knew there was something fishy about the rest of it.

Neil Moxley ‏@Neil_Moxley_DM
Still not sure about the figure, 4m, then 5.5 all-in, then 5.5 all up front. Now 10.6? Can't be...?!

Neil Moxley ‏@Neil_Moxley_DM
I thought there were 'other options' and this 'leaving it late' ensured better value...fingers X'd. #gladitsnotmymoney

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday August 31 2012
Time: 3:12PM


Sorry cant get excited by this at all. This has been a terrible transfer window
We're Not Fickle
31/08/2012 15:20:00
Really hope we get Benteke. IF IF IF we could add him and say N'Zonzi I think it would be a good transfer window. If those two plus either Zarate or Brahimi on loan, then a very good window IMO.
31/08/2012 15:29:00
Can't believe people are moaning at the size of the fee. If we can afford, then we can afford it! It's not coming out of our pockets, I thought people would be happy PL is being allowed to splash out a bit!
Stephen Jay Hawkings
31/08/2012 15:30:00
I'm impressed with the transfer window so far. If you trust Lambert's judgement on the lower league players coming good, then we may have unearthed some gems. Benteke looks good (albeit don't know much about him) we won't be competing with Man City any time soon but if youngsters / lower league players come good, we could well do ok this year
31/08/2012 15:30:00
I really hope we get benteke ? and zarate would be good
31/08/2012 15:55:00
Benteke's Wiki page says he is a Villa player again. This was said earlier in the week and was removed later. Page also states that 'He is likened to be a cross between Lionel Messi & Emile Heskey'. Mat Kendrick thinks (twitter) that the deal will be done.
31/08/2012 15:59:00
Reports from Holland suggest £10m (€12.5m) fee
31/08/2012 16:02:00
If this fee is true, what's the probability that Villa announce the signing as being 'for an undisclosed fee' to hide the fact they have had their pants pulled down AGAIN? This tactic of 'leaving it late' really works doesn't it. The people negotiating on Villa's behalf doing stirling work. Does anyone know who is actually negotiating for us??? Fatty Faulkner??? If we do end up paying nearer £11million rather than the original quoted £5.5million this smacks of a panic move (panic by caving on the fee, not buying the player!) brought about by naive people at the club. Other clubs don't seem to get hit like this. For example Tottenham enquired about Van der Vaart and were quoted around £15million. They left it late, played hardball and got him for £8million. Can you see the difference?!?!
heavy d
31/08/2012 17:13:00
Lol a cross between messi, probably the best attacking player in the world, and Heskey, possibly the worst!
31/08/2012 17:20:00
I'll correct myself. Another club got their pant's pulled down last year. They are run by an American board who know squat about the game, with their mates surplanted in to positions on the board. Liverpool paid us £20million for Downing :-) If we are reportedly ready to pay £11 million for an untried rookie with no guarantee of success, why the apparent reluctance to pay similar fees for players who are tried and tested? £11million for an unheard of with around another £8-10million in wages over 4-5 years vs. Berbatov for £5million with £12million in wages on a 3year deal. The latter works out cheaper (Not accounting for sell on values but Warnock and Hutton are worth sod all in sell on value. You can't count on these!)
heavy d
31/08/2012 17:35:00
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