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Benteke Too Signs Four Year Deal - Updated

Benteke Too Signs Four Year Deal - Updated

Christian Benteke has also tonight put pen to paper on a four year deal at Villa.

The fee is believed to be in the region of £6.5 to £7m.

Official Site confirmation is expected soon, following the club tweeting the news.

Will update.

Here we go folks, from the Official Site.

Benteke has said he has taken inspiration from fellow Belgian internationals Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelen and Eden Hazard, as well as Paul Lambert (who clearly isn't a Belgian international!) when deciding to complete his move to B6.

The 21 year old becomes our 8th proper signing (9th including the re-signing of Brad Guzan) of the window, and he does come with an interesting eye for goal as people will know now.

"It was motivation for me when I went to join up with the national team and saw all the players from the Premier League, it made me want to play here. But the manager also convinced me this was the perfect move. Aston Villa are a very historic football club and my colleagues on international duty have said good things about the football here in England. I am looking forward to getting my career started. I am a striker and can play with my back to goal, I can also play behind the striker and I am good in the air. Darren Bent is a great striker and I want to play with him and work hard for the team."

Lambert added.

"Christian is only 21 years of age but already he's an established Belgian international and he's had a terrific time at Genk. He's something very different to what we have here and that added dimension will enhance the club. A young man he may be, but he's definitely a handful. We're stronger now as a unit and we're trying to build step by step. This is an important step and I believe in the players I have here."

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday August 31 2012
Time: 10:27PM

Comments

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Fantastic, Better late than never, cheers Mr Lerner for backing our manager once again.
villa 4 ever
31/08/2012 22:29:00
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What's that, eight signings this summer? That's pretty impressive. Glad I got up at 4am to see this one come through. Way to go PL and RL!
Lee282
31/08/2012 22:32:00
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well said villa 4 ever, Lerner has never failed to back a manager and deserves more credit than he gets.
AVbornandbred
31/08/2012 22:36:00
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9 technically with the resigning of Guzan. Roughly £20m spent by my head.
mike_field
31/08/2012 22:37:00
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Happy with a forward of his strike rate. Westwood looks a great prospect too. And Bennett for left field cover, awesome!!!
Charizma
31/08/2012 22:37:00
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Nathan Delfouneso gone on loan to blackpool as well good business...
daveyboyr
31/08/2012 22:38:00
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Great stuff. Never heard of one these players before we were linked to them, but really looks like the plan is building for the future. As for the present, a bit more experience would have been nice but let's see how we get on from now until January.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
31/08/2012 22:39:00
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Good news. We've saved 20 mil on wages by getting rid of all the established but past it/overrated players anyway. Hutton and or Warnock out somewhere would cap the night off.
Villan444
31/08/2012 22:40:00
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444 you ill, I've never seen you this positive PMSL
mike_field
31/08/2012 22:43:00
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9. That's even better then :-D
Lee282
31/08/2012 22:43:00
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