After handing in a transfer request at Aston Villa, Christian Benteke has clearly set his mind on moving to a bigger club and this is a big chance for Borussia Dortmund to find a suitable replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

BVB have stated their intentions not to let the Polish striker go to rivals Bayern Munich this summer even if it means losing out on 25 million. 

Bayern have already captured playmaker Mario Gotze, so Dortmund are determined not to let their prolific hit-man move to the Allianz Arena this summer.

However, Lewandowski seems pretty adamant that he will depart the club this summer, therefore Dortmund must target a potential replacement. 

As already mentioned, that man should be Benteke. 

Having moved to Villa Park last summer, from Genk, Benteke enjoyed a wonderful debut season in the English top-flight recording 19 goals the Premier League as well as grabbing seven assists. Benteke is a complete striker and is very much similar to Lewandowski.

Benteke is 6ft 4, so he has a great physical presence, is extremely quick and can hold the ball up well - additionally his link up play is excellent and he is lethal in front of goal. 

His style of play will be well suited to Dortmund's neat, slick ball movement and with better quality players around him he is sure to score lots of goals as well as set up goals for his teammates.

This is also the chance for Benteke to play in the Champions League, which is the dream of most players in the world. He is just 22-years-old and still has lots to learn and bring to his game - a move to the Signal Iduna Park will help him grow as a person and as a player.

With Lewandowski's head clearly elsewhere, it would be wise of Dortmund to allow him to leave if they can capture the signature of Benteke. 


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