In Focus: Crystal Palace should hold firm against PSG’s Benteke interest

As reported in an exclusive by The Daily Express, Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing a shock move for Crystal Palace’s striking superstar Christian Benteke.

What’s the story?

Paris Saint-Germain are still searching for a permanent replacement to Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his move to Manchester United last summer and have cast their eyes on Selhurst Park to replace the Swedish legend.

The Express report that PSG have been scouting the big Belgian, keeping tabs on his progress all season. Now they’re willing to test Crystal Palace’s desire to hold on to their £30m man.

The paper say that Palace have already rebuffed a big money offer from the Chinese Super League with new boss Sam Allardyce eager to hold on to him.

Cash in or hold firm?

Crystal Palace are currently locked in a massive battle to save themselves from relegation, just one place above the relegation zone and level on points with 18th placed Hull City.

Disruption to their team at this stage of the season could prove disastrous, especially when it’s someone who has the ability to win games like Christian Benteke. The Belgian international has 8 Premier League goals this season, the Eagles’ top scorer.

Even if well compensated, losing him in this transfer window, especially if later in the month when they may not have time to find a replacement, is not the right move if they’re serious about staying the division.

The striker has the ability to be the difference between Palace and other teams around them in the relegation fight.