Hammers look for another Liverpool discount


Christian-Benteke-640x400Liverpool are said to be closing in on a £30million deal for Southampton’s Sadio Mane  which in turn will push Christian Benteke out of the Anfield exit door. Liverpool will look to offload the £32.5million signing, although they could struggle to find anyone willing to take on his current £140,000-a-week contract. They are thought to entertain bids in the region of £19m, a massive discount from the £32.5m they paid Aston Villa in 2015. In 2013 Liverpool accepted a £15m bid from West Ham for Andy Carroll who had previously cost them £35m from Newcastle.

Benteke is not thought to the be at the very top of  Bilic’s striker list but we have heard he may be in the top five along side names like Lacazette, Zaza, Batshuayi  and Bacca.

Some West Ham fans will see Benteke as a huge gamble and apart from his massive wage demands, the big question is whether it can regain his form of the 2012/2013 season when he scored 23 goals for Aston Villa.

This is what we know he can do! All 49 goals and 12 assists in a claret and blue shirt for Aston Villa

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  • jaybs says:

    Would not pay any more than £10 Million for him, and wages £70,000 take it leave it.

  • bubs says:

    Here we go again £15 million plus £100 k per week can see it in me tea cup or is that a chip,
    As long as we get another good forward he will do as number 2 along side number 3 AC

  • Eug says:

    People have forgotten what a good player and forward Benteke is. He would score hat full’s of goals for us.
    We need two more top goal scores and would love to see two of these three, Lacazette/ Batshuay/ Benteke .

  • pabloonechop says:

    Proven premier league striker- scores all types of goals. All about confidence which Billic would undoubtedly give him. What’s not to like.?

  • MonkeysBellend says:

    Loads, Pablo. If you look at his Villa goals, he generally has acres of space which he would not get today. With better defences these days, he’s been exposed…I’m against him coming to WHU.

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