Christian Benteke has best-selling shirt at Aston Villa

Benteke has best-selling shirt
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It is revealed that 70% of shirts sold at Aston Villa bear Christian Benteke's name.

Aston Villa have revealed that shirts bearing Christian Benteke's name and squad number have been the most popular this season.

The club says that 70% of shirts sold at official Villa stores have "Benteke 20" on the back.

Benteke told the club's website: "That is incredible. I am really, really proud of that! It means a lot to know I have made a good impression with the fans.

"Since I have joined Villa I have had a really good relationship with fans of Villa. They are great and they are really important. They pay for tickets, they come and watch us in their thousands home and away. I couldn't be happier to know they have taken to me. It makes me very, very happy!"

The 21-year-old Belgian joined Villa in the summer, and has scored four goals in his first nine games.

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