According to The Sunday Mirror (print edition, page 65, January 19, 2020), Crystal Palace are demanding a transfer fee of £10 million to sell striker Christian Benteke this month.
The Telegraph reported earlier this month that the 29-year-old was offered to Tottenham on loan this month as they seek to sign a replacement for the injured Harry Kane, while Aston Villa were also said to be interested in signing the Belgian international.
Sky Sports reported a few days ago that Palace were demanding a £500,000 fee in order to allow Christian to join another club on loan for the second half of the season.
It was claimed that Ligue 1 club Bordeaux dropped their interest in the striker as they were not prepared to pay the loan fee that Palace demanded.
However, contrary to Sky’s report, the Sunday Mirror claim that Roy Hodgson’s side do not wish to loan out the former Liverpool striker out and instead want to strike a permanent deal for him.
It remains to be seen if any club will meet Palace’s £10 million asking price for Benteke, who is yet to hit the back of the net in 16 appearances for Palace in all competitions this campaign (transfermarkt).
Spurs Web Opinion
This would be a complete panic buy if we did go for this deal. While Benteke’s hold up play is quite good, his scoring record has been extremely poor for several years now. We certainly need to aim to sign someone of a higher calibre if we are to have any chance of finishing in the top four this season.
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