Various reports are coming out that Christian Benteke’s agent, Kismet Eris, has said that Benteke will be staying at the Villa for this summer.
So why am I tempted to say “no xxxx, Sherlock”?
We all detest agents, but I think Eris has actually performed exactly as is required, even though I’d have all football agents put up against a wall and shot for the crime of helping to destroy the game.
That’s only a joke, but these agents really do annoy me in the same way employment agencies do.
They’re just leeches, in my opinion.
Anyway, that’s my little rant out of the way.
So what are we actually learning here?
Quite simply nothing, as who’s going to pay serious money for a player who won’t be back for months?
Well, ok we did with Downing, but it’s very rare.
It’s just stating the obvious.
Although, if Benteke makes the quick comeback that he’s predicting and gets off to a good start Eris will probably be angling for a move again.
And if that was to happen, would we be able to hold on to him in the January window?
But next summer?
Doubtful in my opinion.