Palace striker not seeking summer exit

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Christian Benteke has expressed his desire to stay at Crystal Palace – despite a potential summer switch to China.

The 28-year-old striker has one year left on his contract in SE25.

Benteke has been linked with a £15million move to Shandong Luneng Taishan.

The Eagles striker told HLN: “China is not on my mind right now. I prefer to stay at Crystal Palace. I want to stay in England.

“I started well in England, I want to finish in style too. I don’t want to run away like a thief in the night.

“I injured my knee last season and played through pain. I never felt 100 per cent this season.

“I didn’t feel like the main target upfront.”

Benteke played 19 times last season, only scoring in the 3-2 win at Arsenal at the end of April.

Palace paid £27m for the Belgian international to take him from Liverpool in August 2016.


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