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Benteke not leaving Aston Villa in January – Lambert


The Scot remains adamant his star striker will not be sold in the winter window and is confident owner Randy Lerner will back him in warding off potential suitors

Aston Villa will flatly reject bids for striker Christian Benteke in a bid to solve their scoring crisis, according to Paul Lambert.

  • adamant – kukuh, tidak mau menyerah
  • warding – menangkal
  • suitor – peminang, pelamar
  • flatly – sama sekali, bulat-bulat

Villa sit 15th in the Premier League table, three points above the relegation zone, and have scored just 11 goals in 22 matches.

Lambert’s side have failed to find the net in their last five Premier League encounters and their lack of goals means Benteke will not be going anywhere in the January transfer window.

“No chance [Christian will be going],” Lambert told the Daily Mail. “Listen, there is no way and I am pretty sure Randy [Villa owner Randy Lerner] will be totally fine.

“Christian has been my biggest signing and he was millions of Euros. Now he is probably, on his game, one of the best strikers in Europe.”

Benteke, a Belgium international, has scored just two goals in 13 Premier League appearances this season.

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