Benteke ‘agrees terms’ with Crystal Palace

Daniel Storey

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has reportedly agreed terms with Crystal Palace, even though a fee has not yet been agreed.

According to the Daily Mirror, Benteke is desperate to leave Liverpool and has therefore agreed a salary and contract length with Palace.

The hope is that a move could be completed this week, although the two clubs are yet to agree on a transfer fee.

Liverpool understandably would like to recoup much of the £32m fee they paid for Benteke, but a bid of £25m may well be sufficient for Palace to land the striker.

With Andros Townsend, Bakary Sako, Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha, Benteke would be confident of the type of service from wide areas on which he thrives.

Benteke’s time at Liverpool has been disappointing, with Brendan Rodgers insisting that the striker could fit into his style, before largely disproving that claim.