We are now a few days away from the close of the transfer market and i am sure you’d be left wondering if Arsene Wenger is going to reinforce his defense and attack as he said.
According to latest reports, Crystal Palace have reached an agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Arsenal target Christian Benteke in a deal worth £32million.
The Belgian international moved to Liverpool from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015 but fell down the selection perking order with the Reds since the appointment of Jurgen Klopp.
However, he was linked with a move to Arsenal beginning this summer but no offer was tabled for him by Arsenal. Wenger has always reiterated the fact that he needs quality signing that can thick his boxes, i doubt Benteke falls into that category.
The 25-year-old is travelling to 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, with the deal potentially rising above £30m with add-ons.
Winger Andros Townsend was the Eagles’ previous record signing, having joined from Tottenham for £13 in July.
Palace had an offer worth £23m up front, plus £7m add-ons, for Benteke rejected on tuesday.