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Crystal Palace: Fans rib Christian Benteke after getting called up by his country

Crystal Palace: Fans rib Christian Benteke after getting called up by his country

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has been selected for the Belgium squad once again and many Palace fans find it hilarious.

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In Palace’s seven league games this season, the 28-year-old forward has been selected to start just twice. It appears Roy Hodgson’s patience has fully run out with the striker, with the player not starting a league game since Palace’s trip to Sheffield United in the second game of the campaign.

Benteke, who was brought to the club for a club record of £27m, has now just scored 21 goals in 97 appearances for Palace – with 17 of them coming in his first season at Palace.

With Benteke’s wages allegedly costing the club £120,000-per-week (Spotrac), Palace are left with a bit of a dilemma with his future. Benteke’s contract runs out at the end of the season, but the club also have an option to extend the deal by another year. The club have to consider whether they would rather extend it and hope that someone comes in with a cash offer to take them off their hands, or they can cut their losses by just allowing him to leave on a free at the end of the season.

By the look of the responses below, it seems many Palace fans would rather get him off the books sooner rather than later.

https://twitter.com/cpfcpete1905/status/1180109311789412352?s=20

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