Tottenham to slap in opening £20M bid for Villa powerhouse Benteke

Tottenham are ready to make their opening offer for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Tottenham are ready to make their opening offer for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

The Daily Mail says it is understood that the north London club will offer £20million for the Belgium international as the battle to prise him out of Villa Park begins.

Villa have so far made their stance clear and will reject anything less than £25m for a forward who scored 19 times in the Premier League last term.

Spurs have toyed with offering players in part-exchange for the striker but Villa owner Randy Lerner will reject any bid that does not meet his valuation.

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