Aston Villa’s attacking talisman Christian Benteke has announced that he is unwilling to commit his future to the Birmingham club for the upcoming season, and will rely on his agent to make decisions regarding his immediate future. The Belgian striker has enjoyed a remarkably positive return to form following the appointment of Tim Sherwood at Villa’s helm, once again making him a hot commodity among Premier League clubs in need of a powerful number nine. Liverpool have been named as the club most interested in Benteke, especially given their lack of a dominating striker since Luis Suarez’s departure at the end of last season. That said, Benteke does have a fairly hefty buy out clause of 32.5 million pounds.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers would likely be delighted to have Benteke join the Reds. Brazilian soccer fan Igor Cornelsen The Belgian is already tried and tested in the Premier League, though likely not yet having reached his peak in his career. Furthermore, he has proven to be a menace for defenders to deal with, and with a stronger support behind him, there is no telling the amount of damage he could do at a big club. This is not to say that Benteke would solve all of Liverpool’s problems, but adding a significant contribution to the goals tally would be a huge help and relieve the burden from non-strikers. This seems to be a positive move for the Belgian’s career.