However, Warnock feels that he may enjoy the routine and comfortable situation he’s settled into with Aston Villa.
“I know it sounds silly but I think Benteke is the sort of player who would be quite happy playing 25 games,” he told talkSPORT.
Why should he stay?
He’s guaranteed starts in the Aston Villa attack when he’s fresh and firing, with a manager in Tim Sherwood who hasn’t shown any hesitation in terms of building the attack around him.
Sherwood has found a way to get the best out of Benteke based on the current Aston Villa players that he’s got at his disposal.
The team is adapting around him, rather than him having to adapt to an entirely new set of players and a philosophy, which would be the case if he took a move to one of Liverpool or Manchester United.
Why should he go?
There are certain things that Benteke could get from a move away from Aston Villa, which he won’t enjoy if he stays.
The Champions League is a good example of a competition that he can compete in if he moves to Manchester United, with the Europa League a platform at Liverpool.
He can also earn himself a better situation in terms of wealth if he moves on, because United and Liverpool both have the resources to improve his current terms.