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Benteke is an Eagle!

August 20 2016

Christian Benteke (Photo: Official Palace website)

Christian Benteke (Photo: Official Palace website)

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Belgium forward Christian Benteke from Liverpool for a reported £27 million.

The club record signing has completed the deal with the Eagles too late to feature against Tottenham this afternoon but could feature in the League Cup on Tuesday against Blackpool.

The 25-year-old scored 10 goals in 42 appearances for Liverpool during his time there, after signing from Aston Villa for £32 million.

It was during his time at Villa though he really made a name for himself scoring 49 goals in 101 appearances.

Benteke told the Official Palace website: "I'm very happy to commit my future to Crystal Palace and I'm looking forward to meeting the manager, the players and the staff.

"I feel really happy that the deal has been done and now I can look forward because itís been going on for a long time, but now I think everything is going to be OK.

"I've met the manager a few times before I signed and that's why I wanted to come here.

"I was really happy to hear about his project and that is why I am excited to come here. I did my own research too and there are some great wingers here and because of that I think I can be a success here."

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