Belgian striker Christian Benteke has signed a four-year deal with Aston Villa.

The 21-year old has departed homeland club RacingGenk to join the West Midlands outfit for a fee of around £7million.

"I hope to be a success and I'm motivated to do well," Benteke told Sky Sports News.

"The deal was difficult, but now I'm a player for Aston Villa and I would like to say thank you to my manager and to everyone. I will go forward for a new challenge.

"I don't know (how many goal) I will get for Villa, but I will do my best.

"The Premier League is the best in the world and it's a dream for me to come here."

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