According to a report by The Telegraph, Crystal Palace have offered Tottenham Hotspur the chance to sign Christian Benteke this month.
Tottenham are said to be desperate to add a striker to their squad following the injury blow to Harry Kane with Jose Mourinho recently bemoaning the lack of another central striker in the squad (the Guardian).
The report alleges that Spurs have made several enquiries for strikers across Europe as they seek to find a solution to the absence of Kane.
It is revealed that Spurs have contacted AC Milan over striker Krzysztof Piatek, Lyon striker Moussa Dembele and Andre Silva who is on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from Milan.
However, it is reported that Tottenham are in quite a weak bargaining position due to the fact that clubs across Europe are aware of the club’s desperate need for a striker to help fill the void left by Kane.
Benteke, who is yet to find the back of the net in 16 appearances for Palace in all competitions this season (transfermarkt), is apparently the latest striker to be offered to the club.
Spurs Web Opinion
Even if Kane hadn’t picked up an injury, we still needed to add a centre forward to the squad as that is one area we have been lacking in since Llorente left in the summer. While Benteke is good in the air and holding the ball up, his scoring record is extremely shocking and so if this transfer goes through, it will be a sign of Tottenham’s desperation.