X

Tuesday 18
June

Crystal Palace

Benteke ready to star alongside Batshuayi

4th February 2019, 13:25 by Tom Hill

Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke believes he can form a formidable partnership with Michy Batshuayi at Selhurst Park.

The two Belgium internationals could be linking up for the Eagles in the coming weeks after Batshuayi joined the club on deadline day.

Batshuayi marked his debut against Fulham with an assist as Roy Hodgson's men secured a 2-0 win on home soil.

Benteke has played with a strike partner for the majority of his career in England and he believes he can fire the club up the table along with the on-loan Chelsea man.

He told the London Evening Standard: "Of course. He is a goalscorer and dangerous in the box, which is good.

"We have a lot of different options, which is going to be a headache for the manager. I spoke with Batshuayi the night before he signed.

"I said it [his arrival] is welcome because the situation [at Palace] wasn’t the best. Now he is here we have to welcome another player.

"We are four up front now, so it gives the gaffer a lot of options. But the thing is we all have a good relationship."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

More Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Palace stand firm on Wan-Bissaka

17th June 2019, 15:36

Crystal Palace will reject Manchester United's offer for Aaron Wan-Bissaka due to concerns over how the deal is structured.

Crystal Palace

Palace weigh up move for Seri

17th June 2019, 13:50

Crystal Palace are reportedly showing an interest in Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri, who is also on the radar of clubs in Italy.

Crystal Palace

Mitrovic deal unlikely to happen for Palace

14th June 2019, 16:30

Crystal Palace are reportedly at the bottom of the pile of the clubs looking to sign Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Crystal Palace

United get positive Wan-Bissaka indication

14th June 2019, 16:23

Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka is hoping he will secure a move to Man Utd as the two clubs edge closer to reaching a deal.

Crystal Palace

Castagne ready to stay with Atalanta

13th June 2019, 19:09

Crystal Palace target Timothy Castagne has handed the club a blow this summer after revealing he wants to stay with Atalanta.

Crystal Palace

Eagles look to striker

13th June 2019, 10:54

Crystal Palace are in a race for Fulham star Aleksandar Mitrovic but Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen are also in for him.

Recent Sport Headlines

Tottenham Hotspur

Lyon set price for Spurs target

18th June 2019, 05:22

Tottenham will have to pay £63million to have any chance of signing Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele.

Manchester United

Toon midfielder subject of Reds bid

18th June 2019, 05:22

Manchester United are ready to launch an £18million bid for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff as they target their second signing.

Liverpool

Ivory Coast ace a top Reds target

18th June 2019, 04:56

Liverpool are reported to have launched a £72million bid to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

Arsenal

Arsenal target Saints star

18th June 2019, 04:42

Southampton defender Matt Targett is on Arsenal's radar as they look to add more homegrown talent to their ranks.

Manchester City

City ace targets more medals

18th June 2019, 04:17

Manchester City star Phil Foden is targeting more medals as England's under-21s prepare to get their Euro 2019 campaign underway.

Chelsea

Chelsea yet to move for Lampard say Rams

18th June 2019, 03:54

Derby insist they want to keep hold of Frank Lampard and say that Chelsea have yet to make an approach for his services.

Norwich City

Norwich star signs up

18th June 2019, 03:41

Kenny McLean has signed a new three-year contract with Norwich following promotion back to the Premier League.

Cycling

Thomas ready for the Tour

18th June 2019, 03:13

Geraint Thomas says the loss of Chris Froome will not affect his Tour de France chances and he is ready to lead Team Ineos.