Report: Former Liverpool striker offered to Spurs for just £10m

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Dom Le Roy

According to The Sun on Sunday (print edition, page 56, September 20, 2020), Crystal Palace want £10 million to sell Christian Benteke, who has reportedly been offered to Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho is certainly not short of firepower up front after Gareth Bale’s return to the club last week.

Spurs put five past a hapless Southampton side on Sunday, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min ripping the Saints defence to shreds in the second half.

However, Mourinho has made it clear that he wants two players in every position to compete on all fronts this season and that the club is looking to bring in a striker before the transfer window shuts (Football.London).

Benteke is one man who has been mentioned as a target in the past, with Spurs reportedly trying in vain to sign him during January when Kane was out with a hamstring injury (Sky Sports).

The Guardian reported last week that Benteke had been offered to Tottenham this transfer window as the North Londoners continue to look for a suitable back up to Kane.

The Sun on Sunday now reveals that the Eagles are ready to let the Belgian international leave. It is asserted that £10m would be enough to price Benteke away from Selhurst Park.

Spurs Web Opinion

I can understand why we considered Benteke as an option in January as we were desperate for a striker and there were very few options on the market. However, I do not believe the Palace man is on our radar this summer. In fact, even the likes of Troy Denney and Josh King would be preferable to signing the Belgian, who seems to have completely lost his scoring touch.

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  1. I would sooner take Benteke than Deeney, but £10 million for a striker who doesn’t remember where the goal is is a bit excessive. Offer 5 Million and have some dosh left over for a central defender too.

  2. I hope we find another striker soon. It is likely only a matter of time before Kane goes off form or is injured again. Benteke might be a possibility but a younger player with better potential would be better. I am concerned with the glib expressions of confidence that Bale fills all the gaps. An injury prone player who arrives injured is a risky proposition. I hope he works out but it’s iffy. Both of our theoretical primary scorers are injury -prone. Kane came back fit for Southampton but that’s the first time in months we have seen that quality from him. Depending on Kane & Bale may be just a little optomistic at this point.


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