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West Brom: Rob Dorsett drops Benteke update

West Brom: Rob Dorsett drops Benteke update - Premier League

Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett has taken to Twitter to issue an update on West Bromwich Albion and their chase for Crystal Palace centre-forward Christian Benteke.

This comes after West Brom were linked with a move for the Belgian striker over the weekend.

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What is Dorsett’s update on Benteke?

Now, according to Dorsett, the Baggies ‘are in talks’ with their Premier League rivals Palace over a short-term deal for the 30-year-old, however, it’s also explained in this tweet that finances are ‘an issue’ with regards to completing this deal.

Dorsett explained that the two clubs are far apart in terms of agreeing on how Benteke’s wages would be shared between them for the remainder of his current contract, which is set to expire in the summer.

Per Spotrac, Benteke earns £120k-per-week at Palace, which is more than twice as much money as Albion’s highest earner, Kieran Gibbs, earns per-week at The Hawthorns.

What could Benteke bring to West Brom?

Per WhoScored, Benteke is very strong in terms of aerial duels. He has won 4.5 aerial duels per game in the Premier League this season, which is more aerial duels than any West Brom player has won, per game, in England’s top flight this season, bar Ahmed Hegazi, who is no longer at the club.

Baggies boss Sam Allardyce has also worked with the £8.1m-rated man in the past, as Benteke scored nine goals in 22 appearances under Allardyce during his time at Crystal Palace, so if the 66-year-old is confident that he could get a similar tune out of the striker again, with Albion having scored just 15 goals in their 19 Premier League games this term, then perhaps it’s understandable why he might want to bring Benteke in.

Should West Brom sign Benteke?

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In other news, Kevin Campbell has had his say on the possibility of West Brom signing Hamza Choudhury.


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