Former Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor says the club face a major test to keep hold of Christian Benteke.

Benteke is a top target for Tottenham.

Taylor told talkSPORT: "It'd be a big, big coup if Aston Villa could hold onto Christian Benteke.

"If we can push on this season and be a better team then he'll be even better but I suppose other teams are looking at it and thinking, 'if we can fit him into our team then he'd go on another level still'.

"I'm sure with him being away on international duty and playing with his pals who are at much bigger teams they will be in his ear asking him to leave and come to their sides.

"But a lot of teams will be looking at him and thinking can he do it again this season and hoping he's not a one season wonder."