Many Crystal Palace fans have responded on Twitter to the news that Christian Benteke has signed a new contract extension at the club – and many have seen the funny side.
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Palace’s club account tweeted yesterday that Christian Benteke has signed a one-year extension at the club, meaning that his deal will now end in 2020/21.
Before the new contract, Benteke was set to have his contract expire at the end of the season, which would have seen Palace fail to recuperate a single penny after spending £28m on him (Transfermarkt).
Benteke’s career at Palace has been a mixed one. After a great start, he has struggled massively. In his 98 games for Palace, he has scored 21 times and assisted nine times – not a particularly great record considering he scored 17 goals in his first 40 games.
Many Palace fans were shocked – if the responses on Twitter were anything to go by. Floods of surprised memes came in about the news – and here are some of the best of ones.
— Guy (@localplastic) October 17, 2019
— 𝙍𝙮𝙖𝙣 𝙆𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙮 (@ryan_9k) October 17, 2019
— Ben (@JaniCPFC) October 17, 2019
— adam (@Adam_Palace) October 17, 2019
Benteke contract extension? pic.twitter.com/X9HhvHUMat
— Dan Tennant (@Dan_Tennant_) October 17, 2019
— Martin_S (@martinscpfc) October 17, 2019
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— joel (@joelcpfc_) October 17, 2019