Christian Benteke looks set to leave Aston Villa with Liverpool ready to meet the forward’s £32.5m exit clause.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) July 16, 2015
It seems that the Manchester United rumor which emerged last night has done it’s job as reliable sources confirmed that Liverpool is all set to trigger the £32.5m buy-out clause today and the player will then be able to hold talks with the Reds. It is also widely reported that the player is also very keen to complete his move to Anfield.
New records will be made if the deal goes through as Benteke will become the most expensive Belgian player till now and the second most expensive player in Liverpool’s history.
24 year old Christian Benteke has scored 42 goals in 88 appearances for Aston Villa and will be the third Belgian player in the Liverpool squad along with Simon Mignolet & Divock Origi.
His former club Racing Genk willalso get 15% on any profit Villa make above £8m.