Villa boss Lambert prices Benteke at £25M

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has slapped a &poun;25 million price-tag on Christian Benteke. The 22-year-old has plundered 15 league goals this season since signing for Villa for just £7m.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has slapped a &poun;25 million price-tag on Christian Benteke.

The 22-year-old has plundered 15 league goals this season since signing for Villa for just £7m.

Several top clubs would love the Belgian forward but Villa boss Lambert is confident they can hang on to their prize asset.

He said: "If you wanted to prise Christian away from here you would want a sizeable cheque.

"If you look at modern day figures then £25m is probably a good start.

"We can't stop people looking at him but he is under contract here."

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