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Former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke to join Chinese Super League – Reports

Christian Benteke could be the next high-profile player to join Chinese Super League, according to report from The Sun.

The Sun claims that Benteke would like to leave Crystal Palace at the end of the season and his assistants are advised to move to the Far East.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace is willing to sell Benteke to China, as long as they can recoup around £20 million of the £27 million they paid to Liverpool to get the 27-year-old striker in summer of 2016.

Benteke started his career in Belgium before moving to Aston Villa in 2012. His energetic performances at Villa Park earned him a big-money move to Liverpool in 2015.

However, after joining Palace from Liverpool a year later, he has failed to deliver, scoring just two goals in 24 league appearances.