Football

Christian Benteke set to undergo Liverpool medical ahead of £32.5m switch

Published 3 Comments

Football News
24/7

Liverpool have agreed a fee with Aston Villa over the £32.5 million transfer of Christian Benteke and will complete the deal after the striker undergoes a medical.

The Belgian international has managed 42 goals in 89 Premier League matches since joining Villa from Genk in 2012.

Liverpool have moved quickly to spend the cash they recouped from the £49 million sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City, and have agreed to pay the £32.5 million release clause written into Benteke's contract.

BECOME A WRITER

Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay3

Article continues below

The deal has been slowed up by the fact that Liverpool are currently away on their pre-season tour of Australia, however chief executive Ian Ayre and his counterpart Tom Fox agreed terms late last night and now the deal is close to being done.

Liverpool have agreed to pay just £16 million up front for the 24-year-old, with the rest of his fee to be paid in instalments.

Article continues below

Liverpool have sent their club doctor back to the UK in order to complete the medical in London, which should be done in the next 24 hours according to the Telegraph, and the deal should be announced in the coming days.

The Reds have already sealed six deals this summer, with Benteke set to be the most expensive. Brazilian playmaker Roberto Firmino has arrived from Hoffenheim for around £28 million, while they paid around £12.5 million for Nathaniel Clyne.

Adam Bogdan, James Milner, Danny Ings and Joe Gomez have also arrived at Anfield. 

What score would you give Liverpool's transfer business out of ten so far?

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Aston Villa
Christian Benteke
Liverpool
Premier League
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again