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Benteke staying at Villa, says agent

31 March 2013 16:28

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 last year, scoring 23 goals for club and country over the course of the campaign - including a terrific volley in Villa's 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

The 22-year-old's displays have led to talk of a move to Serie A, with Inter believed to be keen on his signature, but agent Eric Kismet insisted his client is more than happy to remain at Villa Park.

"I keep hearing that Christian dreams of playing for different clubs," he 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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Competition
Premier League
Date
31 March 2013
Game week
31
Kick-off
14:30
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Villa Park (Birmingham)
Attendance
42037

Goals

C. Benteke 31'
(assist by G. Agbonlahor) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 2
60' S. Gerrard (PG)

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30
# Player Bookings
31
1
15
16
30
33
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