Talksport has published an article claiming that Aston Villa and Liverpool have reached an agreement over the transfer of Christian Benteke. Yesterday it was rumoured that Benteke would prefer to move to Liverpool over Tottenham.
“My understanding is Christian Benteke, who has been on their radar for some time, is very close indeed to signing for Liverpool.
“I expect him to sign if not today then certainly in the not too distant future. Liverpool have done their work and have sealed a deal [with Aston Villa].” – Anfield insider Graham Beecroft
There has been no mention regarding what kind of fee has been agreed, whether or not Liverpool have matched Benteke’s buyout clause or if Aston Villa have agreed on a player plus cash agreement. There will probably be more news on the subject in the next 48 hours but this will probably mark an end of an era with Benteke. Benteke will definitely go into Villa’s history books as one of our best ever strikers and if Liverpool did match Benteke’s buyout clause he would also become our biggest ever sale as a football club.