Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react after Christian Benteke hinted at a potential exit from Selhurst Park in January.
The 28-year-old – who became the Eagles’ club-record signing when they paid £27m for his services – has netted just four goals in his last 60 appearances for the south Londoners.
Having lost his place in Palace’s starting XI to Jordan Ayew this term, Benteke revealed to Belgian outlet La Derniere Heure that he will have to “think about the January transfer window” as he aims to secure a spot in Roberto Martinez’s squad for the European Championships.
“I also have to think about the January transfer window. I will give it some thought and I’ll see what can be done.”
The former Liverpool man’s comments came after he scored twice for Belgium in their 6-1 win over Cyprus, and his revelation has sparked a reaction from a lot of Palace fans on Twitter.
One supporter said that Benteke is “not good enough” to compete in the Premier League, whereas another fan said “let him go” after calling the forward a “shambles”.
Let’s take a look at some more of the Twitter reaction…
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— Sam (@SWPalace) November 20, 2019
Guy misses wide open shots and then says he has to think about the January window 🤡🤡🤡
— Zaha es tu papa (@CPFC_Bibas) November 20, 2019
He’s not good enough to compete in the PL. That’s why he constantly scores against lesser international teams. I don’t know why people are so surprised by this.
— Nick Signore (@Siggy778) November 20, 2019
Here this Hodgson, time to play your best striker and encourage him to find his form. It is called man management.
— WARREN GUEST (@WARRENG39) November 20, 2019
Brilliant news, let him go. He is a shambles.
— max harvey (@maxharveycpfc) November 21, 2019
Player exchange… He’d score a bag full in Scotland. Just saying
— Christian (@ChristianEagle0) November 20, 2019
I’d start him in the next 5 or 6 games. Apart from Liverpool he’ll get chances. That will either make him or break him at Palace. He looked sharp in the last 2 Belgium games and was so unlucky not to score against City
— Martin Clark (@martincpfc14) November 21, 2019
Should start this weekend. Confidence very. High now for him.
— Paul Roberts (@CPFCPaul1) November 20, 2019