Football - Benteke nominated for PFA award

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has been nominated for the The Professional Footballers' Association's Young Player of the Year award.

PA Sport

The 22-year-old Belgium international has netted 19 goals in 35 Barclays Premier League appearances for Villa, who are just three points above the drop zone with five games remaining.

Gareth Bale (Tottenham), Romelu Lukaku (West Brom), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) and Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) are also on the shortlist.

The winner will be announced in London on April 28.

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