It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Tottenham could be set to carry on this trend.
The latest reports in England suggest that Tottenham are linked with surprise move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke.
The Belgium international was signed by Crystal Palace in August 2016 from Liverpool for a fee of 31.2 million euros. The 29-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club.
The striker has banged in two goals and provided one assist in 25 matches for Crystal Palace last term on all fronts.
The 29-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Belgium.
Benteke has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 15 goals in 37 senior appearances for the Belgium national team.
The striker has just 9 months remaining on his contract and Crystal Palace may consider a deal in this transfer window to avoid losing him for nothing next summer.
The Spurs are looking to sign a striker and have identified the 29-year-old as potential transfer target.
He is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Jose Mourinho wants to target in this transfer window.
The Belgium international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. Benteke has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Tottenham are searching far and wide in their pursuit of a striker before the transfer window slams shut. The London club are determined to sign a backup for Harry Kane for this season. And Football Insider reports Spurs are now considering Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace. The Belgian has been out of favour at Palace, and could be the type of backup target man Jose Mourinho wants at Spurs. The 29-year-old has a poor scoring return in recent seasons, but Mourinho will back himself to get the best out of Benteke. He would offer Spurs a different option to the other players in their squad.”
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If Tottenham can agree on a fee with Crystal Palace, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Tottenham?
If Christian Benteke is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Tottenham.
The Premier League side need to add more depth to their attack and the 29-year-old would be a good signing.
The 29-year-old could be a good fit for Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.
The ball is in Tottenham’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Benteke.
It will be interesting to see if the Spurs can convince the English outfit to sell Benteke in the coming days.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.