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Benteke to end Palace nightmare ‘and join Chinese Super League’

Christian Benteke set to end Crystal Palace nightmare and join Marouane Fellaini at Shandong Luneng Taishan in Chinese Super League

  • Christian Benteke is Crystal Palace’s record transfer after £32m Liverpool deal
  • Benteke has only managed four Premier League goals in his last two seasons 
  • He is reportedly close to joining Shandong Luneng Taishan in a £15m switch 

Christian Benteke is set to leave Crystal Palace after reportedly receiving a big-money deal to move to the Chinese Super League.

The 28-year-old has, according to The Times, been offered £150,000-a-week to move to Shandong Luneng Taishan, the same team as his Belgium compatriot Marouane Fellaini.

Benteke has a year remaining on his Crystal Palace deal and the club will receive a fee in the region on £15m. 

Christian Benteke is set to depart Crystal Palace and join the Chinese Super League

Christian Benteke is set to depart Crystal Palace and join the Chinese Super League 

He is the joint-top earner at Selhurst Park on £130,000-a-week and is their record signing following his £32m move from Liverpool in 2016.

The Belgium striker has only scored four Premier League goals across the last two seasons, despite netting 15 times in his first campaign with The Eagles.

Fellaini, Benteke’s potential new team-mate, signed for Shandong in January in a move from Manchester United. 

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