Crystal Palace’s striking woes are well documented and well in need of addressing this summer, with the departure of loanee Michy Batshuayi and the poor form of all other options at the Eagles’ disposal meaning that the cash must be splashed if the club are to avoid another relegation battle.
Belgian Batshuayi proved a solid signing for the SE25 outfit after joining on a temporary basis in January, scoring six goals in 921 minutes across all competitions last season, although it seems unlikely that he will be allowed to return next term given Chelsea’s transfer ban troubles.
Signing a top goalscorer remains a priority for Roy Hodgson and Co unless one of their underperforming hitmen can step up in style in 2019/20 and some Palace fans are hoping that they may yet see Christian Benteke regain his impressive 2016/17 form.
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The towering forward notched 17 times for the Red and Blue Army under Alan Pardew and then Sam Allardyce but injuries, changes of system and lack of confidence have seen the 28-year-old score just four goals in all competitions since – a truly awful return for any striker.
These Palace fans on Twitter, though, would love for the 34-cap Belgium international to live up to his £27m price tag – you can check out the best of the reaction below…
Can we actually cross it to him this season thanks
— Michæl? (@b4ldheed) June 17, 2019
play to his strengths this year please thanks
— jasé (@JoelWardinho) June 17, 2019
He is a special player
— george (@palaceaway) June 17, 2019
Play to his strengths next season and we’re in Europe
Some — Jeffrey schlupp enthusiast (@narik711) June 17, 2019
This Wilf x Benteke partnership was unbeatable. Would do anything for it back next season
— Li He (@BRL__21) June 17, 2019
Prime Benteke was unplayable ?
— roWan? (@CpfcRowan) June 17, 2019