Liverpool fans are not exactly overjoyed by the news that they are closing in on the signing of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
Reports this afternoon claim that the Reds have agreed to pay the Belgian’s £32.5m release clause to beat Manchester United to his signature.
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But a significant section of the Kop are angry with the hefty fee and worried that the 24-year-old target man, seen scoring against United last season below, will not suit their style of play.
Here is a selection of the most negative Twitter reaction…
Alexis Sanchez money on Christian Benteke. My head hurts.
— David Martinez (@DMARTINEZ_85) July 16, 2015
Benteke won’t work for Liverpool at all, are they going to play with wingers &’use Benteke’s strengths?? Highly doubt it. Awful signing — Josh Richards (@JoshR1988) July 16, 2015
Liverpool really want to sign Benteke for £35m+, they really do have more money than sense.
— capital-moments.com (@LekzLDN) July 16, 2015
@TheRedmenTV good news is the kit looks class… Bad news is Benteke is most likely going to be wearing it this coming season — Shal (@shalemmoore) July 16, 2015
Absolutely 0 ambition in this benteke buy. AIM BIG FOR ONCE. If he flops Brenden has to go. All good transfer business gone in one swoop
— Josh Bartley (@jabbawocky10) July 16, 2015
I can’t wait till the day FSG sack Rodgers, hopefully they cart that waste of space Benteke with him. We’ve been fleeced — Michael (@im_remains) July 16, 2015
Liverpool can’t be serious spending 32 million on Benteke
— Yemi Buraimoh (@yemi_b1) July 16, 2015
Don’t really fancy paying £32.5m for Benteke and getting completely mugged off, you know — Shannon (@holaxshannon) July 16, 2015
Not excited about Benteke one bit if i am honest
— Shane Read (@shaneread2010) July 16, 2015
I really hope Benteke fails so I can justify my not wanting him. Totally. #LFC — Sharkheaded dogNonce (@SiemprePossible) July 16, 2015
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