Benteke signs for palace

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Christian Benteke from Liverpool.

The Belgian striker fell out of favour with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and has now left Anfield for Premier League rivals Palace.

The former Aston Villa attacker only moved to Liverpool last season for £32.5million and it’s thought that Klopp’s men have recuperated the majority of that fee.

Benteke 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.’

The 25-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the club.

He has become the Eagles’ fourth signing of the summer after Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and Steve Mandanda.

Palace have smashed their transfer record twice this summer, although Benteke’s fee was considerably higher than the £12m they paid for Townsend.

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