MX23RW : Saturday, December 4 22:46:41| >> :60:1545:1545:

Eden Hazard: 'Christian Benteke deserves big move'

Hazard: 'Benteke deserves big move'
© PA Photos
Eden Hazard insists that Belgium teammate and friend Christian Benteke deserves to join a top side this summer, and has what it takes to succeed at the highest level.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has backed his international teammate Christian Benteke's decision to ask for a move away from Aston Villa this summer.

Benteke shocked Villa boss Paul Lambert by handing in a transfer request last week, with Tottenham Hotspur among the clubs linked with a move for the Belgium forward.

Hazard has revealed that he spoke to his friend Benteke about his future earlier this summer, admitting the striker's decision to force through a transfer has come as little surprise.

He told The Express: "Benteke is my friend, we get on very well. His dream is to play even higher.

"As for his decision, I feel it's the right one because he has the quality to impose himself wherever, to make his mark at any club.

"I wasn't surprised [that he handed in a transfer request]. We speak all the time and he told me, 'Right, I've done well. What next?' I believe he has got all the attributes to do well at a big club."

The 22-year-old scored 19 times for Villa last season, top scoring for Lambert's side in his debut Premier League campaign.

ID:93686: cacheID:93686:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2260:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Villa striker Christian Benteke scores a penalty against Swansea on January 1, 2013
Read Next:
Helenius eager for Benteke stay
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Championship
FA Cup
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
League One
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1511223292335
2Liverpool15104144123234
3Chelsea1510323592633
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham158342819927
5Arsenal147251720-323
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs137151317-422
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd146352424021
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves156361213-121
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton154831416-220
10Leicester CityLeicester145452225-319
11Crystal Palace143741920-116
12Brentford144461719-216
13Aston Villa145181923-416
14Southampton153751421-716
15Everton144371724-715
16Leeds UnitedLeeds143651320-715
17Watford1541102029-913
18Burnley141761421-710
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle151771730-1310
20Norwich CityNorwich14248828-2010

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!