Alan Pardew was delighted to see Christian Benteke join his Eagles squad and looks forward to seeing the quality which the player can bring to the club.
"It's great news for us, a big signing for the club and he is a good character and an iconic figurehead for us. We lack goals and some firepower and I would think Christian's arrival will enhance every player within the squad.
"There's one thing that's always impressed me about him, he gets the sort of goals you would expect, but now and then he just pulls a rabbit out of the hat with a goal."
The manager was pleased he had been given the opportunity to enhance his striking options in the Premier League.
"The board have been tremendously supportive in knowing that we've got to address the issue, we're not scoring enough goals.
"It was evident at the back end of last year, and it's evident in the first two games.
"People are talking about our run in this calendar year, but that's what we're addressing."