Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Christian Benteke from Liverpool.
The fee is undisclosed but the rumoured figure for the transfer is said to be slightly less than the £32.5 million that Liverpool paid for Benteke last summer.
The Belgian is Palace’s fourth signing of the window after Alan Pardew recruited Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and Steve Mandanda.
9 goals in 14 appearances last season is not a bad return for Benteke considering how ill-suited he is to Liverpool’s style of play. His career with Palace should be a lot more positive than it was on Merseyside and I hope that he returns to the form he displayed with Aston Villa.
After signing his Palace contract, he said: “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.”