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Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Birthplace:  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  183 lbs    

June 1, 2015    Christian Benteke News

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is anticipated to break the team's wage ceiling in order to convince Benteke to stay with the club, reports the Daily Mail.

Interest in Benteke has grown toward the end of the season, and it is known that he has a 32.5 million release clause. Aston Villa appear willing to discuss a significant increase in his weekly pay in order to keep him at the club, though.

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Christian Benteke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

May 14, 2015

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Roma has stepped up their interest in a potential transfer move for Benteke this summer, joining a host of Premier League clubs who have also shown interest, according to the Daily Mail.

Aston Villa is hoping they can keep the striker at the club, but his current form has attracted plenty of rumors. Villa value Benteke at 30 million.

April 12, 2015

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Benteke headed Leandro Bacuna's cross into the back of the net in the 35th minute of Aston Villa's surprising 1-0 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Benteke has been red hot of late and no one has scored more Premier League goals than Benteke since Tim Sherwood took over for Villa. He has eight goals in his last six games and is finally back to the dominant player he was before he tore his Achilles last season.

April 7, 2015

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Benteke scored three times on five shots during Aston Villa's 3-3 draw with QPR on Monday.

Benteke has been red hot of late, scoring seven goals in his last five games. That total alone is bested by only Harry Kane and Olivier Giroud for all Premier League players in 2015, and he'll look to continue his remarkable run Saturday against Spurs.

April 4, 2015

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Benteke had a game-high three shots, with two on goal, and scored in the 80th minute of Aston Villa's 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Benteke, who netted against United earlier this season, has now scored four goals in the last four games, chipping in an assist as well. He'll look to keep his hot streak going Tuesday against QPR at Villa Park.

March 12, 2015

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Benteke (hip) will have a late fitness test to determine his availability for Saturday's game against Sunderland, manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday.

Benteke has already missed a game due to the issue, though it was in FA Cup play and not Premier League. He's Villa's best offensive option when he's fit, even without prolific scoring this season.

March 7, 2015

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Benteke was unable to play in Saturday's FA Cup match against West Brom because of a hip injury, according to the BBC.

There was no indication of an injury prior to the game, so it remains unclear when Benteke suffered the injury, or how severe it is. Either way, he'll have a full week now to recover before Aston Villa play Sunderland next Saturday.

March 4, 2015

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Benteke assisted on Gabby Agbonlahor's opener and then converted a stoppage time penalty during Aston Villa's 2-1 win over West Brom on Tuesday.

Benteke's goal was just his third this season and first since Dec. 20 against Manchester United. His penalty attempt was his only shot on the day, so while he had a solidly productive scoresheet by the end, he wasn't nearly as active as some previous matches. He'll look to start a goal streak March 14 at Sunderland.