Christian Benteke has signed a contract extension with Crystal Palace and, perhaps understandably, he’s “really happy” to get it sorted.
It’s difficult to understand quite what the former Liverpool man has done to justify being kept on and not shipped off to somewhere like China, where two clubs were reportedly interested in him during the summer, for a pretty penny.
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Benteke boasts the incredibly poor, verging on abysmal, record of four goals in his previous 58 appearances – let that stew in your mind for a while.
While some forwards justify their wages in other ways, as expert creators or target man bruisers, which is largely Benteke’s current role in Roy Hodgson’s squad, to simply not deliver on the scoring front in the way that the Belgian has surely warranted a nice warm p45 fresh from the printer, not an extension. But maybe we’re being old fashioned.
Benteke spewed some generic tosh after the club’s official Twitter announced the deal on social media, as you can see below…
Really happy to get this sorted. Looking forward to another year at Selhurst. Head down and work hard! https://t.co/0wFICedXRp
— Christian Benteke (@chrisbenteke) October 17, 2019