So far it has been a very active summer for Villa with the signing of new players (Okore, Aleksander, Helenius, Bacuna, Luna) and new contracts for returning ones (Guzan, Weimann, Westwood, Clark, Lowton). The biggest news has been the transfer request that was submitted by Benteke a couple of weeks ago which has angered many supporters.
But today, it has been reported that Benetke has signed a contract extension to stay with Villa. This must have been asa result of a heart-to-heart with the Gaffer. Honestly, I lost a lot of admiration for the young striker when he turned in his request for transfer. I thought he was receiving bad advice from agents and that his head was getting too large. This change of heart is good to hear and that he has committed himself to Villa for the time being. Let's hope it is genuine. He is a great player and could be on his way to becoming a Villa legend if he keeps his head straight and his feet on the ground.