Tottenham Hotspurs are reportedly ready to pounce for out-of-favor Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke before the transfer deadline passes
Jose Mourinho is desperate to bolster his attacking options before the transfer window closes but has so far been unable to land any of his targets.
Callum Wilson was long Tottenham’s number one priority, but he ended up swapping relegated Bournemouth for Newcastle United.
Spurs are reliant on Harry Kane, who has been shouldering the team’s goal-scoring burden over the past few years.
Therefore, Mourinho is keen to add one more forward to his squad to provide a much-needed back-up for the England captain.
According to shock claims in England, the London giants have set their sights on Crystal Palace scapegoat Christian Benteke.
Indeed, as per the Daily Star, the ‘Special One’ has green-lighted a move for the Belgian forward after overseeing his alternate deals fall flat.
Tottenham signing Christian Benteke makes perfect sense.— The Irish Guy (@the_irishguy) September 28, 2020
Signing him now is borderline insanity.
Six goals in his last 72 games.
Although the 29-year-old Benteke initially flourished after joining the Premier League in 2012, he has been struggling to find his footing over the past five years.
Ever since switching Aston Villa for Liverpool in 2015, the ex-Genk man has turned into one of the most highly criticized players in the English top-flight.
Poor performances for both Liverpool and Crystal Palace have made Benteke somewhat unwanted property.
Adding to this sentiment, he barely got on the scoresheet twice in 24 Premier League outings last season, losing his place in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI.
With the presence of Jordan Ayew and the signing of Michy Batshuayi, Benteke is likely to see his game time at Selhurst Park further reduced this term.
Tottenham may offer him an escape route, though it remains uncertain whether Mourinho would get the quality he’s been crying out for in 2019/20.