Fri 05 August 2022 | 19:49

DC United sign Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Striker Christian Benteke has joined Wayne Rooney's side D.C. United in MLS.

D.C. United

has confirmed they have signed

Christian Benteke


Crystal Palace

on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

D.C. United manager Wayne Rooney has told the club's website:

"Christian is a top player who has played at the highest level for a long time.

"His experience and ability to score goals and help the team will be invaluable. It's exciting for the team and myself to get him in and play. He will make a huge difference.”

"Being able to bring in a world-class player of Christian's calibre is a huge testament to what's going on behind the scenes at the club and our ability to draw top talent globally,"

said Dave Kasper, United's president of soccer operations.

"We have been extremely active in the transfer window, bringing in six players, and since Wayne Rooney's appointment as our head coach we believe we have made major steps in putting together a roster that can both make a push to finish this season strong and build a foundation for us moving forward."

Benteke played for Liverpool in the 2015-16 season before joining Crystal Palace in 2016. Benteke scored 10 goals and recorded six assists in 42 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool.

The Belgian scored 37 goals and provided 12 assists in 177 appearances across all competitions for Crystal Palace. He also scored 42 goals in 89 Premier League appearances for Aston Villa in three years. The 31-year-old Benteke has scored 18 goals in 45 appearances for Belgium.

source: SportMob

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