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Benteke Signs For Palace

20 August 2016

Crystal Palace have signed Belgium international striker Christian Benteke from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee on a four year contract

The 25-year-old becomes the Eagles’ fourth signing of the summer after Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and Steve Mandanda.

Benteke has scored 51 times in the Premier League over the past four seasons after joining Aston Villa from Belgian club Genk in 2012. After three impressive campaigns with the Villans, he made a £32.5 million move to Liverpool last summer where he scored 10 times for the Reds, including one against Palace at Selhurst Park - something he also achieved with Villa the season before.

A former Belgian First Division winner with Standard Liege in 2009, Benteke has netted six times in 26 outings for his country and represented them at Euro 2016 during the summer.

After signing his Palace contract, he said: “I’m very happy to commit my future to Crystal Palace and I’m looking forward to meeting the manager, the players and the staff.

“I feel really happy that the deal has been done and now I can look forward.”

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