Tottenham Transfers: Why Christian Benteke Would Be the Ideal Summer Buy for AVB

Frank Wagner@Fw1812Correspondent IApril 8, 2013

With the summer transfer window fast approaching, Tottenham are starting to look around and plot their moves.

While some players may soon be on their way out of White Hart Lane, Spurs will be looking to bring some valuable assets in to facilitate their continued rise up the Premier League ranks.

Surprisingly, the best player the north London club and their manager Andre Villas-Boas can target this summer already plies his trade in England's top league: Belgium's Christian Benteke.

Benteke is just finishing up his first season at Aston Villa after moving from Genk last summer.

For someone making his first venture into English football, Christian has been very impressive, scoring 19 goals in 34 appearances with the Villans.

At times, Benteke has showed himself to be one of the best pure strikers in the Premier League and, as he is just 22 years old, the one with the greatest potential.

With just two experienced strikers on its squad this season, Tottenham is clearly in need of some added depth at the position.

Further, with both Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor struggling mightily at times this season, Spurs may be well-advised to attempt to completely rebuild their striking unit this summer.

With both the youth and the ability, Benteke would offer the on-pitch tools and the promising future to get this Spurs' striker renaissance off on the right foot.

To sweeten the deal, the Belgian's current club is struggling at the bottom of the table.

With six matches remaining in their season, Villa are currently only two points clear of the relegation zone.

As they still have matches with giants Manchester United and Chelsea and fellow relegation threats Sunderland and Wigan still remaining, it is very easy to see Aston Villa having a few poor results and going down to the Championship next season.

Should the club suffer relegation, their negotiation leverage would decrease greatly.

Hence, even with other clubs coming in with their own bids, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could very well have the opportunity to sign Christian Benteke for a cut price, something that he has shown appeals to him.

After all, the striker moved from Genk for just £7 million last summer, so it won't take much to give Aston Villa a profit on their investment.

For Tottenham, Christian Benteke represents everything the north London club should be pursuing this summer: a young striker with proven skill and Premier League experience who the club might be able to sign for a bit less than he is worth.

It would be a mistake if Spurs didn't chase the Belgian with some serious bids come August.

 

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