Following the news that Liverpool are set to meet Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke’s £32.5 million release clause, supporters aired mixed views.
Liverpool’s pursuit of Christian Benteke has been the most divisive transfer topic on Merseyside this summer, and supporters will now have to come to terms with their position.
It is safe to say that not all Liverpool supporters are pleased with the news, but what is the overall view of Benteke’s proposed move to Anfield?
Here’s the best from social media.
Pretty much official then. £32.5m for Benteke.THIRTY TWO AND A HALF MILLION. Silly money.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) July 16, 2015
I do rate benteke. Think he's been unfairly portrayed. Has a lot to offer. #lfc
— Nancy Kirkels (@freaky7) July 16, 2015
no excuses now.
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) July 16, 2015
Over 17 league goals from Benteke and about 5 assists and it'll look like a decent deal.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) July 16, 2015
£32.5 million for benteke, crumbs
— Owen (@OMulholland7) July 16, 2015
Alexis Sanchez money on Christian Benteke. My head hurts.
— David Martinez (@DMARTINEZ_85) July 16, 2015
7 million above valuation, but it's 6 points from villa next season #maths
— Kali (@MissAndreeva_) July 16, 2015
I don't think he's the right man but were always going to get Benteke, no point dragging it out over a few million. #LFC
— Sam Drury (@SamDrury11) July 16, 2015
In terms of the current going rate in the English transfer market, Benteke will cost 2/3 of a Sterling.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) July 16, 2015
As expected! It was a matter of time before we caved in to their demands.
— Sai (@TheEngancheRole) July 16, 2015
Remember people said Rodgers wasn't in control of this summer's signings?
Certainly looks like it…
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) July 16, 2015