Benteke happy at Aston Villa, insists agent

Liam Twomey
March 31, 2013
Aston Villa striker Benteke hands in transfer request

Christian Benteke has no intention of leaving Aston Villa in the near future, according to his agent.

Benteke has been a revelation since arriving from Genk for 8.3 million euros in the summer, scoring 22 goals for club and country over the course of the campaign. The 22-year-old's displays have led to talk of a move to Serie A in the summer, with Inter believed to be keen on his signature, but agent Eric Kismet insists his client is more than happy to remain at Villa Park.

"I keep hearing that Christian dreams of playing for different clubs," Kismet told the Sunday Mirror. "But why dream when he is living a fantastic reality at Aston Villa? He is certainly not thinking about leaving.

"It is always impossible to predict the future, but at the moment I am 99 percent certain Christian will start next season with Aston Villa in the Premier League.

"Paul Lambert, the club and the fans have all been very good to Christian and that means a lot to him."

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