Originally Posted by AlienBountyHunter
The one player I want for Spurs is Benteke. He's not a 'top level' striker so it's unlikely Utd/City/Chelsea will be going in for him, as they'll be linked with Falcao, Lewandowski etc. So I would like to think we have a good chance of getting him. He would fit our system so well, plus he's young and already has premier league experience. If Villa end up getting relegated the price will be lower, but even if they stay up something between 16-18 million might be worth it. Would be interesting to hear Cookie's thoughts?
I think this season Benteke has been superb but I have seen that happen before. But I think we can do a little better than him. I'd take both Wilfried and Osvaldo over Benteke. But that's just my personal preference. Not to say I wouldn't take two of those three (One of Wilfried/Osvaldo and Benteke) but Aston Villa be wanting £15m+ for him and one of Wilfried/Osvaldo will no doubt cost us £10m+ can we really be spending that amount of money on two strikers when we have other positions that also need strengthening.
I think it'll be interesting to see how he does next year, if Villa stays up and they keep him or wherever he ends up going if it's in the Premier League, when opposition defences have seen more tape and worked out some new schemes. He could be a Didier Drogba or a Michael Ricketts.
I think Lukaku is a much better all round player than Benteke. Which is quite scary considering he is 3 years younger. Given the option I would pay a lot more for Lukaku if we could get him, but it's pretty much impossible.