Former Aston Villa favourite Christian Benteke has pretty much been linked with a possible return to the club almost every transfer window since he departed for Liverpool, given how the move didn’t go that well for him, and with goalscoring continuing to be an issue, his name is back on the rumour mill as it’s believed Crystal Palace are now ready to cash back in on him.
The 29-year-old made the switch from Anfield to Selhurst Park back in the summer of 2016 for £27million and he’s only returned 21 goals since then – in fact, he’s only scored three times this year and they came for Belgium in games against San Marino and Cyprus.
The Telegraph recently reported on his potential availability, but Palace wouldn’t entertain a loan at this stage.
Although it’s obvious as to why we’d be linked again given our striker issue and his successful spell at Villa Park previously, again they say you should never go back, but there are those who feel it would reinvigorate him once again.
BRING HIM HOME!!!!
— *Bucky* (@andrew_buck) January 7, 2020
Yes, I would. I genuinely thought/think he loved playing for us. I know others may disagree, but hey….
— 87th Minute 🦁 (@87thMinute) January 7, 2020
Yes all day long
— Lewis Murphy (@lewis59453181) January 7, 2020
I’d prefer him over kodja
— David Logan (@thelogan1975) January 7, 2020
Not good enough anymore imo
— Matt (@StvrmBrlnger) January 7, 2020
To stand any chance of staying up we need better..
— Terry reid (@terryreid2) January 7, 2020
No he's lost his killer instinct.
— villaman (@tomod1) January 7, 2020
No. Don’t get why Villa fans want him back. He’s not the same Benteke we had.
— 🦁💜 (@RHUTV170) January 7, 2020
Not the same player we lost unfortunately. It's a no.
— Lemur Jackson (@NedRoberts1) January 7, 2020
In Our Situation Would You Change Your Mind On Tekkers?
Yup I'd Have Him Back
Nope That Door Is Closed