Benteke Moves To Crystal Palace For Club Record Fee

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Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of striker Christian Benteke from Liverpool on a four-year deal.

Palace have not disclosed the transfer fee they have paid for the 25-year-old Belgium international but it is an initial £27m plus £5m in add-ons, according to Sky sources.

Benteke joined the Reds for £32.5m in July 2015 and scored 10 goals, but started only eight Premier League games under new boss Jurgen Klopp.

He becomes Palace’s fourth signing of the summer after Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and Steve Mandanda.

Benteke, who agreed personal terms and passed his medical with the Eagles on Friday, told his new club’s official website: “I’m very happy to commit my future to Crystal Palace and I’m looking forward to meeting the manager, the players and the staff.

“I feel really happy that the deal has been done and now I can look forward.”

 

 

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