Competition: Premier League
Market: Benteke to join West Ham
Odds: 1/1 @ 888 Sport
Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has been linked with a move away from Anfield after a disappointing debut season in Merseyside. The Belgian international has been short of goals and game time since manager Jurgen Klopp took after last season, and is expected to leave the club this summer as a result.
Benteke scored nine Premier League games in 29 appearances for Liverpool this season, but ended the campaign as a regular substitute after falling behind the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi in the striker pecking order. He’s reportedly attracting the interest of West Ham United, who are looking for a target man to compete with Andy Carroll for a starting place in 2016/17.
The 25-year-old certainly has the physical presence, is more than capable in the air, and has still bagged nine goals from 14 starts which is a respectable return. However, his confidence couldn’t be lower this summer so West Ham would need to work hard to get the best form Benteke again.
Liverpool are keen to let him leave, but won’t want to take a big hit on the £32M paid to sign him last summer. 888 Sport are giving odds of 1/1 for West Ham United to sign Christian Benteke this summer.
Bet: Liverpool’s Christian Benteke to join West Ham United this summer @ 1/1 with 888 Sport >>