Aston Villa transfers: Christian Benteke not for sale – Paul Lambert

Aston Villa transfers: Paul Lambert rules out the possibility of cashing in on Christian Benteke during the transfer window

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Paul Lambert took over at Aston Villa in the summer Photo: Back Page Images

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Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is not for sale in the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old has been a revelation for Lambert’s men since completing a move from Genk in the summer.

Benteke scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Liverpool last weekend, taking the Belgium international’s tally to eight goals so far this season.

Lambert is confident Benteke can become one of the best in the Premier League, but the Scot is not looking to cash in on youngster.

“There’s no point in us even being here if it’s a case of bringing people in and then letting them go,” said Lambert.

“What’s the point in that? We’re trying to build something here which can take a few years and you need good players with you to achieve that.

“There’s no point in them coming for half a season or a year and then we let them go. That’s not the right way.”

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