According to a report from the Guardian, Spurs have been offered a chance to sign Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke this summer along with the likes of Troy Deeney and Carlos Vinicius – and Tottenham were offered the same opportunity back in 2017 while Mauricio Pochettino was manager.
His best ever Premier League haul, scoring 19 for Aston Villa during the 2012/2013 campaign, was followed by a consistent run of goalscoring seasons in the Midlands before Liverpool snapped him up for an eye-watering £32.5 million.
Should Spurs sign Benteke?
After an underwhelming first year, Benteke was immediately shipped out to Crystal Palace where he bagged 15 Premier League strikes in his debut campaign – with a report from the Mail back in 2017 claiming Liverpool offered him to Tottenham first.
Now, over three years later, Spurs have been offered that same opportunity according to the Guardian – with the striker hunt still firmly on despite seismic transfer activity concerning the likes of Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale.
Benteke has emerged as a new name who could move to north London, if Levy were to take the offer, but it is arguable that a move for the ‘colossal‘ striker doesn’t exactly hold merit.
His lacklustre form since the 17/18 season doesn’t exactly warrant the Belgian becoming a potential solution to Jose Mourinho’s lack of depth behind Harry Kane – and the £120,000-per-week ace is arguably overshadowed by superior options like Habib Diallo or Bas Dost.
Spurs fans, would you take Benteke as a striking option behind Harry Kane? Have your say in the comments down below…
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