Liverpool fans have been reacting to the news we’ve accepted a £27 million fee for Christian Benteke.
The fee could eventually rise to £32 million, depending on the performance related bonuses.
Our decision to accept Palace’s bid means one of our summer transfer sagas is now nearing a conclusion. It’s been apparent for months that Klopp didn’t want or need Benteke in his squad, but he’d been standing firm over the fee.
And it’s that fee which has been the main talking point among fans. Most seem impressed that we’re set to recoup almost all the money we shelled out for the player last summer – though some have been hesitant to welcome the departure of a player who is, on the face of it, a highly-talented individual.
Here’s what’s being said on Twitter:
@empireofthekop good deal, have we spent any money this window??
— David Behan (@Behan40Behan) August 18, 2016
— JaegerBomb1892 (@JaegerBomb1892) August 18, 2016
@empireofthekop odds on he blasts a few goals past us this season ha
— Graham Arthur (@grizzer30) August 18, 2016
@empireofthekop liverpool laughing all the way to the bank
32 million madness
— kevan simmons (@askernkev1) August 18, 2016
@empireofthekop good business that.
— Darren Pearce (@KopiteDarren) August 18, 2016
Benteke was never going to work, just doesn’t suit our style. So happy to get that amount of money back on him! Now buy a left back! #LFC
— Dale Vigus (@Dale120587) August 18, 2016
We’ve gotten more money for unwanted players Benteke, Ibe, Allen, Smith, Skrtel, Canos, Sinclair and Teixeira than we did for Suarez.
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) August 18, 2016
Christian Benteke. 10 goals. Aston Villa relegated. Barely a loss overall.
— Jack (@JackWatson_) August 18, 2016
Benteke: another player that looks good in a lesser team that failed to make the step up. Tra lad. #lfc
— Sean (@Sean_Mc90) August 18, 2016
£32mil is absolutely terrific business. Glad we’ve got rid of Benteke. Not a bad player, but a terrible buy for LFC.
— Rossy (@RossyYNWA) August 18, 2016
Benteke is apparently ‘good business’ but Alexis was the same price
— Will (@WillTheGooner) August 18, 2016