‘A big mistake’ – Crystal Palace fans split over potential Benteke sale

It’s been something of an annus horribilis for Christian Benteke.

Following a torrid time up front in which he only netted three times for the Eagles, the Belgian striker – who Transfermarkt value at £19.8million – was then not selected for his country’s 23-man World Cup squad.

Roberto Martinez instead opted to take Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens and Michy Batshuayi as his striking options to Russia.

To make things worse, the Evening Standard are now reporting that Crystal Palace are prepared to sell their misfiring striker this summer.

After having spent £27million to bring him from Liverpool to Selhurst Park, the club are hoping to recoup some of the funds, with a move to the Chinese Super League most likely.

Beijing Guoan made a bid for the forward last year and there is still interest in China despite his poor form.

Crystal Palace fans have been reacting to the news that one of their star players could be out the door this summer, with opinion split on whether it’s time for the striker to move on.