Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor believes his attacking teammate Christian Benteke is one of the best in the Premier League.

The 22-year old Belgian has made a huge impression at Villa Park since arriving from Genk in the summer and Agbonlahor has not been lost on his contribution which has netted him 15 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions.

"He's having a great first season in the Premier League and he's only going to get better for us with each successive season he's here," Agbonlahor told the club's official website.

"For me he's one of the best. He's come into the league and no-one knew much about him. He's just adapted.

"A lot of teams in the Premier League would love to have him in their side. He works hard in training. Look at the way he plays the game. His composure is excellent, he has presence as a big guy and he has quite a bit of pace.

"Every aspect of his game top quality. He's learning his trade here and he's enjoying his football here."

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