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Benteke's Agent Talking Up His Players Sale?

Benteke's Agent Talking Up His Players Sale?

Following on from the early February article: Ouch. Big Boys Chasing Villa's Christian Benteke? looks like there is some very Machiavellian goings on with regards to Christian Benteke.

The Guardian have quotes from the strikers agent and it doesn`t look great.

Kismet Eris said that of course, if a player does well then he attracts interest and then worryingly adds:

"Christian has shown that he can play in England. So why not take the step up to the next level if the opportunity is there?'

So, a lovely slight on Villa, the club who took the risk and bought him at a good price and showed faith in him. Thanks for that.

He added, "At the end of the season interested clubs will talk to Villa - but it has to be right for Villa, the buying club and Christian. If all three parties are agreeable, then something could happen."

He does go on to say that he is fully focused on this season at the moment but jeez!

"He has scored a lot of goals this season and wants to give 100% between now and the end of the season."

And then after just one season will look to sod off?!?!? Modern footballers he?

He also agrees Villa will want a big price. To be fair to Villa (and I know at the moment we are fed up with top player sales and the way the last three seasons have gone) it is very hard to keep hold of a player IF they want out. Just look at the way Downing behaved to move to Liverpool?

Benteke DOH

"But Villa will now ask a big price for Christian, much more than they paid for him, because Paul Lambert was the one who gave him his chance. There will be clubs asking about Christian next summer because he's proved he can do it in England. None of the big clubs wanted to take a chance on Christian when he was still unknown. I have been with Christian for 10 years now. I know what his ambitions are - he wants to do well in England.'

Queue denials that the agent doesn`t speak for the player or was misquoted, but sorry, this looks like an agent or the player angling for a move and making it clear he is on the market.

What does a club do? We could take the hard line (we did for one season with Gareth Barry and also Ashley Young had wanted to leave the season before) and keep an unhappy player or...............

Benteke scoring

Until it happens, I`ll just enjoy the the skills of the lad, if he is sold then I`d rather he was sold abroad or at the very least, get £30million or more for him. If not, tough luck Christian, you stay.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday February 16 2013
Time: 11:58AM


Any o e really suprised by this. why the hell would he want to stay?
16/02/2013 12:27:00
Why would he want to stay? Are you telling me Barnsley away, on a Tuesday night in February does not appeal? Pfft.
16/02/2013 12:36:00
if we stay up we have to ask for atleast £30 million your right! and then hopefully we will REINVEST that money and do something similar to what newcastle did with the andy carroll money!
16/02/2013 12:46:00
He's doing what ANY player would do! the player has ambition where the club have none! we are a selling club and that is the way it will always be under the current chairman, who has a total lack of understanding of the game. i've heard several times this season - in fact the last 3 seasons about reinvestment, but i've still yet to see it. we were desperate for players in Jan just to keep us in the prem, and yet they didn't arrive - the chairman is a useless c*** who will bring this great club to its knees!
16/02/2013 13:03:00
his **** of an agent is looking out for his own bonus....******** *****er
16/02/2013 13:10:00
Errrrm, sorry to say lads but the sale of. Young, Milner, Downing et al...where is the reinvestment from their sale?. Its as I said for a long time Football is a buisness for club owners, its about profit and gain, admittedly the so called big boys run their clubs at a lost, players wages out way the clubs yearly income. Benteke thought he was going to a London club could you imagine what he thought when he ended up no way near London, what sort of blagg did Lerner and fatboy gave him. So to conclude, the first law of acquisition in the Ferengi rule book is, "buisness is buisness is buisness is buisness"....I hope the "Beast" stays tho!!UPTV
16/02/2013 13:20:00
got to agree with griffx2, the chairman has enough dough for exceptional circumstances and this was one of them...we should have had the money for players in the very least two defenders and another midfielder. we better cross everything on the gamble by Randy and hope that we get some proper investment in players in the close season or we're fecked if we stay up and will have another season being the new Bolton.
16/02/2013 13:22:00
I don't blaim him at all... Would any of us want to be at villa if o e of the big 4 come chasing?? We are only going one place & that's down!! If not this season the next, the chairman/owner of this club has ruined us!! Lerner Out
16/02/2013 13:23:00
This will be worse than any of the others that left previously...
16/02/2013 13:32:00
If we sell our bets players we will get stuck. If lerner does this i will go mental.
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16/02/2013 14:00:00
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