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Benteke Joins Palace For £27m

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Posted: Aug 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

As the need for clubs to strengthen their squad for the 2061/17 continue Crystal Palace have reached an agreement with Liverpool to sign Belgium striker Christian Benteke for an initial £27m fee.
Reports according to BBC Sport revealed the 25-year-old was in London to have a medical and finalise terms.
Benteke, who joined the Reds for £32.5m in July 2015, would be Palace’s record signing of £27m + £5m of add-ons.
Andros Townsend, a winger was the Eagles’ previous record signing, who joined from Newcastle for £13m in July.
It had been a battle of negotiations since Tuesday as Palace had an offer worth £23m up front, plus £7m add-ons, for Benteke rejected.
Benteke who could not justify his move to Anfield is expected to be a revelation for Palace as the season lasts.