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Christian Benteke: Aston Villa striker signs new deal

2013-07-19 19:44:47

Christian Benteke

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has withdrawn his transfer request and signed a new contract until 2017.

The Belgium international, who joined Villa from Genk for £7m last year, handed in the request in early July and was linked with Tottenham and Chelsea.

But after talks with manager Paul Lambert, the 22-year-old has decided his future remains at Villa Park.

"Having had time to re-evaluate his future Christian has decided to commit to the club," Lambert said.

More to follow.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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