Picture courtesy of thinkfootball.co.uk
So Christian Benteke has withdrawn his transfer request and signed a new four year contract.
I’m personally happy as Larry about this, but I wonder what’s gone on?
Has Spurs’ interest in Soldado made him realise what a major mistake he would have been making?
If he bangs a few goals in, I’ll happily welcome him back to the fold, even though he seems a mercenary type;
Christian Benteke said: “I spoke with the Manager when I returned to training and we had a good talk. I am very happy to be back here in Birmingham and at Aston Villa, and to sign a new contract. This is a great Club and it has given me a lot. Now I have to give back to my teammates and the fans who have always been right behind me. The end of last season was very good and the lads were very strong. It was not easy but we came through it and the confidence is high. So everyone knows what we have to do now – be better. I need to be better than last year.”
On official website.