Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits he tried to team up Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku at Villa Park. Benteke has been a huge hit since joining the Villans last summer, but Lambert originally had his eye on Belgian strike-partner Lukaku, before he joined rivals West Brom on a season-long loan. ‘I remember when I first came in here I spoke to Chelsea about Lukaku before we saw Christian,’ Lambert told the Birmingham Mail. ‘I knew about him and this club needed somebody to be that type of player.
Paul Lambert wanted Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku partnership at Aston Villa
Metro | Oct 26