Tim Sherwood revealed on Saturday that Cristian Benteke could be sold this summer, because of a £32.5million release clause in his contract.
That news has seen several top Premier League clubs linked with a move for the Belgian striker. These include Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool.
Benteke exploded onto the Premier League scene over two years ago now, but suffered a serious injury which halted his progression. Since Sherwood has taken the helm at Villa park though, Benteke has rediscovered his old explosive form.
Until he proves himself as a more consistent goalscorer, Benteke’s valuation of £32.5million seems a little steep, and that opinion is shared by most fans on Twitter.
Liverpool fans seem particularly scared of another expensive flop joining the club, comparing a potential deal to that of the £35million Andy Carroll purchase.
Here’s what the fans are saying about a potential deal involving Benteke this summer:
Take the new Villa contract, Benteke. Stay there. Please. You are overpriced and don’t fit our style of play.
— Simon Dixon (@MritalkApple123) May 31, 2015
Definite no to Benteke. Overpriced and would not suit our style of play. Another Carroll or Balotelli [3/3] #LFC
— Will Dunger (@W_Dunger) May 30, 2015
Some bonkers #Lfc fans claiming Benteke not good enough for us… Who will then be fuming when we miss out in him to Chelsea!
— Si Roberts (@siginge) May 26, 2015
Today proves benteke wouldn’t be good enough to play up front for Man Utd….. Liverpool on the other hand…….
— Greg Erwin BUFC/MUFC (@gregerwinbmena) May 30, 2015
For the record, I DO rate Benteke, I just feel £32 million is overpriced.
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) May 29, 2015
— Disturbed (@Disturbed_YNWA) May 31, 2015
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