Benteke scored an impressive 23 goals for Paul Lambert’s men last term and has reportedly expressed his desire to move on before the 2013-14 season gets under way in August.
Paddy Power has opened a book on where the Belgium international will choose as his next destination and the Irish odds compiler have north London as a distinct possibility.
Arsenal are chalked up as 7/2 (4.50) favourites with Paddy Power to snap up Benteke while their north London rivals Tottenham are rated as a 4/1 (5.0) chance with the same firm.
|Christian Benteke's Next Club
|Odds from Paddy Power
Spurs, of course, lost out to Arsenal in the battle to secure the Premier League’s final Champions League berth and Andre Villas-Boas is sure to bolster his attacking options with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe the only recognised out-and-out strikers at White Hart Lane. With that in mind, Benteke may fit the profile for the Lilywhites.
Liverpool may well express an interest in securing Benteke’s services should the Reds lose talismanic striker Luis Suarez this summer and Brendan Rodgers’ side are an intriguing option at 5/1 (6.0) to sign the 22-year-old.
Should Benteke decide to leave England, a move to Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund may well appeal to the Belgian striker – a prospect which is chalked up at 7/1 (8.0) with Paddy Power.
Atletico Madrid are also rated as a 7/1 (8.0) chance with the same firm to bring in Benteke as a ready-made replacement for Radamel Falcao.
The battle to secure Benteke’s signature is sure to be an enthralling one and the lure of Champions League football next season may well give Arsene Wenger’s Gunners the edge, so the 7/2 (4.50) quote from Paddy Power for Arsenal to be Christian Benteke’s next club is the recommended play in this market.
|Arsenal to be Christian Benteke's next club at 7/2 (4.50) with Paddy Power
Sign up with Paddy Power for up to £250 in free bets