Crystal Palace fans fume at Christian Benteke’s contract extension

Loads of Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter in anger after they discovered that Christian Benteke had signed a new contract at Selhurst Park – James Tomkins has also renewed his terms.

The Belgium international’s deal with the Eagles was set to expire in the summer of 2020, although the south Londoners have moved to secure their asset’s future by tying him down until the summer of 2021.

This is an extremely questionable decision from Palace.

Benteke has scored just four goals in his last 58 games, including just one strike throughout the entirety of last season.

Should Martin Kelly keep his place in the starting XI?

Yes

Yes

No

No

To make matters worse, the 28-year-old has been picking up a reported weekly wage of £120k-a-week the entire time – he really hasn’t been justifying that sum with his awful goalscoring return.

Quite rightly, a lot of Palace fans on Twitter are fuming with Steve Parish’s decision to hand Benteke a new deal.

Let’s take a look at some of the tweets…

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