Former Aston Villa boss John Gregory thinks the signing of Christian Benteke shows that Paul Lambert should remain as the midlander's manager. "Purely signing Benteke is enough to keep Paul Lambert in work for another two years," said Gregory. "It was a stroke of genius.

"Whether or not Villa are able to hang onto him in the summer remains to be seen but this guy is a real find.

"It amazes me the likes of Arsenal have missed someone of that calibre.

"He scored the winning goal against QPR and seems a complete spin at £7million."