Benteke has officially gone. I’m sad.

It was obvious it was going to happen and I’ve been expecting it, but quite simply, this one hurts.

I know, I know, we’ll be able to put the money to good use and we were too one-dimensional because we always played to/always relied too much on the one player. I’ve heard what you’re saying.

But I don’t agree.
First, unless Lerner really surprises me, we won’t spend all the money we ought to have available.
We’ve had around £40 million coming in, give or take a few million because of sell on clauses etc and this means even after the players we’ve signed, we should still have at least another £30 million or so to spend.
Do I see that happening?
No I don’t, although in fairness, we’ve been linked to Diego Rolan at 18 million euros, so it may be a case that the spending will indeed continue.

And then, more importantly, there’s the fact that I rate Benteke as highly as any striker I’ve seen down the Villa in a long time. He has the lot for me and to see that only around 30% of his goals were scored with his head has surprised even me.

I know we couldn’t do anything about the release clause, but it strikes me it was way too cheap.
And given that some ignorant Liverpool fans only had him pegged as some Andy Carroll type, this deal has really wound me up. To be fair though, it does seem that after proper research, they have had their eyes opened somewhat.

I really think Benteke should have held out another season for a Champions League club, but fair play to Brendan Rodgers, he knows what he’s buying.
If Liverpool don’t achieve CL this season, I don’t believe it’ll be Benteke’s fault, as I think he’ll get twenty goals easily, even if they don’t specifically play to suit him.

So it’s with a heavy heart, that I wish Benteke well at Liverpool.

From what I’ve seen of Sherwood’s signings up to now, I’m happy in thinking that we’ll be a better side this season, but we’ll still miss a player of Benteke’s calibre, in my opinion.

Oh well, onwards and upwards eh?

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  1. Vaze July 24, 2015 at 11:08 am . Reply

    Dear fans, I’m happy to tell you that after 3 amazing years at Aston Villa FC Official I am ready for a new adventure with Liverpool FC. I want to thank you all for your amazing support through all my good and hard times and I want you to know I’ll never forget Villa! ‪#‎UTV‬

    Don’t think we can blame him for wanting to better himself, he could spend a career waiting for us to improve lol !

    Just a shame he went to Liverpool, is he as good as he thinks he is ?

    1. B6 July 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm . Reply

      Without doubt Benteke deserves his chance at playing for a club that should be challenging for the top 4. Wether Liverpool is that club remains to be seen. I hope he succeeds because he was fantastic for us and undoubtedly has the talent to play at champions league level.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath July 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm . Reply

        Can’t understand this love in with benteke. He’s not our player any more do stuff him I’m only interested in players who play for us not the sky bore

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