Crystal Palace have signed want-away Liverpool striker Christian Benteke for an initial transfer fee believed to be in the region of £27 million, and the Anfield faithful are now clamouring for a major new signing that the club needs to make with that money.
The 25-year-old Belgian striker quickly fell out of favour with new manager Jurgen Klopp, after his predecessor Brendan Rodgers signed him from Aston Villa last summer for £32 million. Crystal Palace have now confirmed the signing of Benteke.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 20, 2016
Liverpool fans wished Benteke all the best and were delighted with the deal. Further clauses in the deal could take the fee to a reported £32 million, which would mean that the club will recoup the money they spent on him a year ago.
Benteke to Crystal Palace has been confirmed, i’m happy with the deal, we got our money back and it’s annoying that it didn’t work out.
— Cam (Proxy) (@King_Proxy) August 20, 2016
— Jordan Haynes (@JHaynes1331) August 20, 2016
— TransfersBeCrazy (@JasonMatjay) August 20, 2016
— Zain Nadeem (@zainnadeem977) August 18, 2016
— LIVERPOOL (@stevosideways) August 19, 2016
The Anfield faithful are now urging the club and manager Jurgen Klopp to reinvest the Benteke money in a new left-back, a signing they consider essential to the Reds fortunes this coming season.
Fair play to FSG for standing by their selling price for Benteke. Now let’s get a decent LB in before 31st August. #LFC
— Jonathan Holmes (@Holmes1978) August 20, 2016
When Benteke goes were in profit. If we don’t spend on a LB it’s absolutely bonkers.
— Clark Rockefeller (@JimmyBernabeu) August 19, 2016
@LFC thank you for selling Benteke, now please make us world beaters and sign us a LB
— Riam (@SturridgeStyle) August 20, 2016
— The Joker (@jason_r1970) August 20, 2016
— Jad W. Breiche (@TheBreiche) August 20, 2016
— Kev Atterbury (@KevinhoLFC) August 18, 2016
— HARAMBE (@HLA_LFC) August 18, 2016
SPEND ALL THE BENTEKE MONEY ON A LB AND SEND MORENO ON A VERY VERY VERY LONG HOLIDAY
— Dan (@FormidableRed) August 18, 2016