Benteke withdraws Aston Villa transfer request

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, has withdrawn his transfer request and agreed a contract extension through to 2017 with the club.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has been talking to the club website about Christian Benteke withdrawing his transfer request and agreeing a contract extension until 2017.

“I had a full and frank discussion with Christian Benteke on his return to training this week regarding his future. It is my opinion that the best thing for Christian is to remain at Aston Villa.

“He enjoyed a terrific first season at the club and can use that as a platform to hopefully enjoy more success this season. I’m delighted, having time to re-evaluate his future, Christian has decided to commit to the Club.

“It’s a huge bonus and I’m sure the supporters are every bit as delighted as me to have him on board and raring to go.”

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