Aston Villa news: Benteke expresses his honour to have played for the club

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28th Apr, 2017 | 11:01am

Aston Villa fans will love this message from Christian Benteke

By Amir Mir

Christian Benteke has expressed his honour to have played 150 Premier League games for three “great teams”.

The 26-year-old has represented Aston Villa, Liverpool and now currently with Crystal Palace during his career in England’s top flight.

Benteke moved to Villa Park during the summer of 2012 from Belgian side Genk, where he instantly began scoring valuable goals for the club despite being an unknown quantity.

He went on to become a firm fan favourite in the Midlands that is why fans will love his comments after his landmark occasion.

“Honoured to have played 150 games for three great teams in the best league in the world.”

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Honoured to have played 150 games for three great teams in the best league in the world @premierleague #CB17 #PL

A post shared by Chris Benteke (@christianbenteke) on Apr 27, 2017 at 4:35am PDT

During his time at Villa, Benteke played 101 games in all competitions for the club, scoring an impressive 49 goals despite his team fighting relegation at that time.

He moved to Liverpool during the summer of 2015 for a fee of £30million as Villa struggled without their star man.

They went on to suffer relegation the following season, while Benteke also had a difficult campaign at Anfield, which saw him leave the club in the following summer.

He moved to Crystal Palace, where his goals have helped the London club edge closer to safety after initially struggling under their previous manager Alan Pardew.

The Belgium international has played 32 league matches for Palace this season, scoring 14 goals, including making his 150th league appearance during the 1-0 defeat at home to Tottenham on Wednesday night.

In recent weeks, Benteke has scored at Liverpool and Chelsea where his team have gone on to pick up maximum points.

In other Aston Villa news, Steve Bruce has claimed this transfer will be like winning the lottery.

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