Courtois backing Atletico Madrid move for Villa striker Benteke

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has backed Atletico Madrid's move for Belgium teammate Christian Benteke.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has backed Atletico Madrid's move for Belgium teammate Christian Benteke.

Atletico, where Courtois spent last season on-loan, see the Aston Villa striker as a replacement for AS Monaco signing Radamel Falcao.

"He's a very strong centre-forward, tall, but with very good technique and skilful with the ball at his feet," said Courtois.

"I think that he could be a great signing for Atletico. During these days with the national team and I'm going to ask him about his future."

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