Monday, April 15, 2024

Palace ready to break bank for Benteke

Christian Benteke is moving ever closer to becoming the fourth most expensive sale in Liverpool’s history as Crystal Palace is ready for a second bid that is potentially rising to £31.5 million. The Reds rebuffed an opening offer of £25m from Alan Pardew’s side, insisting that they would not compromise on their £30m valuation of the Belgian international.
Goal understands the Merseysiders were yet to receive Palace’s improved proposal, understood to be a basic sum of £27m with add-ons that could pump up the figure by a further £4.5m. Liverpool would, however, need to analyse the plausibility of any additional add-on fees, as they are determined to recoup the majority of the £32.5m they paid Aston Villa for the forward last summer.
Should Jurgen Klopp’s side be guaranteed £30m, only Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres and Raheem Sterling would command a higher fee than the Belgian.

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