Plenty of Crystal Palace fans have flocked to Twitter to give their opinion on speculation rumouring Christian Benteke away from the club.
Fenerbahce Sporting Director Damien Comolli is in transfer talks with Crystal Palace about Christian Benteke, and is ready to offer €6m in the hope of a relatively quick deal. Fener manager Ersun Yanal wants Benteke in his team next season [Fanatik] #CPFC pic.twitter.com/VRYqErhoDh
— CPFC NEWS HQ (@CPFC_NEWS_HQ) July 30, 2019
He initially made a great impression at Selhurst Park, contributing an impressive 15 goals in his first campaign (Transfermarkt). However, since then it is has been a torrid time for the 28-year-old: he has played 47 games in the league in the past two campaigns and has only managed to grab four goals.
Having one year remaining on his contract (Transfermarkt), this could be the last chance Palace have to make any money from the Belgian, though they do have the option to extend by a year.
The response from the Palace fans has been a mixed bag. Some are fed up of Benteke not being able to put away his chances and want to cash in while they can; others believe that compared to the other strikers within the squad – Jordan Ayew, Connor Wickham and Alexander Sorloth – he is the outstanding candidate and therefore should not be allowed to leave.
Here are some of the best responses below…
Any Palace fan in favour of this is mad. It would be a disaster
— Bruce Millington (@brucemillington) July 30, 2019
Thanks for coming
— Martyn Rooney (@MartynRooney) July 30, 2019
I really hope this is true, his time here is done IMO
— Darren (@Dazzaedwardo) July 30, 2019
If any palace fan thinks this is good they literally haven’t got a clue about football… we would be left with a crock in Wickham and Ayew …
— Ben Richards (@BenRich27) July 30, 2019
I really not sure this is believable. €6mil not even close to his valuation. Remember if he goes we need a quality striker in his place. And Batshuayi is not available this season.
— Jim Foster (@jimbo2556) July 30, 2019
Take the money and run
— Andy Hoad (@AndyTheTwat1992) July 30, 2019
Won’t happen with only 9 days until the window shuts palace ain’t even sorted a replacement for AWB yet and I don’t think they will tbh!
— monty burns (@cmburns76) July 30, 2019
Give us 100mil then it's a deal.
— Kieron Potter (@PotterKieron) July 30, 2019
I feel like we should try and get a deal done ASAP, get some money, get his wages off the wage bill and try and get somebody in before deadline day. #cpfc
— Thomas Broad (@_thomasdbroad) July 30, 2019
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