Date: 8th July 2013 at 10:54pm
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One season and Christian Benteke has handed in a transfer request because he wants to play at a bigger club.


His request has been confirmed by head of media Brian Doogan.

More to follow shortly including Brian Doogans tweets.

villa have confirmed that Benteke has not travelled with the rest of the squad to Germany.

Brian Doogan on twitter has said:

In respons 2 reports @bentekechris20 has not traveled 2 Germany with the Club and has made a transfer request, both r accurate … #avfc

2/5 …4 clarity`s sake, however, he had already been given xtra time off until July 18 & was reminded ther r 3yrs remaining on his contract

3/5 we consider him 2 b a Villa player & xpect he’l b with us for the 2013-14 season. Having received transfer request, we’ve also informed

4/6 ..him that shud we receive offer within appropriate timeframe durin preseason that meets valuation we would act upon it. But he’l remain

5/6 a Villa player should this not happen. Villa manager PL said “While we`re hugely disapointd Christian has put in a transfer request, its

6/6 important ppl appreciat we’r tryin bild somethin strong&vibrant @AVFCOfficial, something Club demands&stands 4 &we want CB b part f it.”

Brian Doogan