Christian Benteke
Benteke scored 15 goals in all competitions for Aston Villa last season.Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur have been urged to make Christian Benteke one of three recruits from the Belgium national team this summer to boost the club's pursuit of a Champions League place.

Benteke has been heavily linked with a move away from Aston Villa, who plan to offer the player a new contract this summer to help quell interest in the forward, who reportedly has a £32.5m release clause in his current deal.

Though Mauricio Pochettino's side missed out on a top four spot, a place in next season's Europa League could still be an attractive proposition for Benteke, who is understood to prefer a club playing in either of the continent's main two club competitions.

Speaking ahead of Belgium's European Championship qualifier against Wales on 12 June, Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli said: "I hope it's going to happen but first they have to attract him and there are a lot of clubs who want him – and Christian has to make his choice. Hopefully he's going to choose for us."

However Chadli, who was one of three Tottenham players to reach double figures for goals in the Premier League last season (alongside Harry Kane and Nacer Chadli), does not want the north London's club's Belgian recruitment drive to stop with the addition of Benteke.

Spurs have been heavily linked with a move for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld who spent last season on loan at Southampton, while Chadli would also like to see Pochettino splash out on Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan.

Should Atletico allow Alderweireld to leave, but the player reject a move to the south coast, then Tottenham would be required to pay £14m for his services, while Nainggolan has previously been linked with a £26m more to Manchester United.

"Toby is also a very good player," he said. "He did very well with Southampton this season, he still has a contract with Atletico. I don't know if they attract him but hopefully [Tottenham] can make it.

"Radja is a very good player, strong and he's now playing for Roma so I think it might be difficult for Tottenham to attract him but why not? It would be good to play with him on the pitch."