The Full List Of Ridiculous Clauses Inserted Into Palace’s Benteke Bid

6 Posted by - August 18, 2016 - News

The seemingly never-ending saga surrounding Christian Benteke’s much-anticipated move from Liverpool to Crystal Palace continues to rumble on, with the below article revealing the details of the clauses which prompted the Reds to turn down the latest offer for the Belgian striker from Alan Pardew and his board of directors.

This article details all of the insane milestones needed to trigger the £7 million in add-ons planted within Palace’s Benteke bid.

Having seen the club’s interest in the 25-year-old frontman drag on for well over a month, fans on both sides of the divide are growing progressively impatient to see the deal pushed towards a conclusion. Indeed, most media outlets believe that Benteke and his representatives have had their terms with Palace agreed for well over three weeks, leaving the only hurdle left to overcome that of a financial agreement with Liverpool.

As things stand, Palace are preparing for this weekend’s trip to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane with only one fit first-team striker on their books in the shape of Connor Wickham; a scenario which has understandably led many to question the transfer strategy being adopted by those behind the scenes at Selhurst Park.

After an initial burst of positive activity at the start of July, supporters have watched on in bafflement as Yannick Bolasie and Mile Jedinak have been sold without any imminent replacements having been lined up. In fact, when you add in the money received from the sales of Dwight Gayle and Alex McCarthy, Palace are now around £20 million in profit for this transfer window alone, regardless of the outlay made to bring in Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and Steve Mandanda.

Concerns over the general flow of funds have only continued to intensify in recent days with little to no positive news making its way out of the corridors of power at Selhurst Park, but there remains a genuine sense of hope over a possible deal for Benteke, given the willingness from all parties to eventually reach a mutually acceptable transfer fee.

Let’s hope the next offer we return with doesn’t include the same outlandish stipulations and instead goes straight for the kill.

Watch this space.

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  • Richard C August 18, 2016 - 9:23 am Reply

    £30m now in cash is no different in real terms from paying £20m last year such has been the massive influx of money into the system and the associated uplift in cost of all players wanted by the premier league teams.

    On that basis alone, Palace need to make a £30m cash bid now and get the deal over the line.

    • admin August 18, 2016 - 9:25 am Reply

      It’s not like the money isn’t there to spend either, Richard…

  • Spiceboy August 18, 2016 - 9:27 am Reply

    Hoppo just to put the record straight our first bid was not 25 million so please tell people to stop spouting that it was 14-15 million which is why the Liverpool manager came out and said we r not just going to give him away. The second bid is an increased bid from the first. The third bid will be 26-27 million cash hopeful and will be accepted

  • Richard Glen August 18, 2016 - 9:34 am Reply

    So who is to blame for this farce?Ultimately because of our complete silliness we could well miss out
    on our main target?It really does beggar belief that we are messing around with this so badly!!Why on
    earth could we just not get this sorted and get this deal over the line!!Did we not put a much bigger offer earlier in the summer for Michy Batshuayi??If we are not careful we will start to get a bad reputation for ourselves!!!!All becoming a bit of a joke at the Palace!!Liverpool fans having a good old
    laugh at us!!!

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