Christian Benteke has joined the MLS facet D.C. United from Crystal Palace in 1 of the most shocking transfers of the summer time so considerably.
Benteke has signed a two-and-a-50 percent yr offer which will see him at D.C. United, who are managed by previous Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, until finally the conclude of 2024.
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“Christian is a top player who has performed at the greatest level for a extended time,” stated Rooney.
“His knowledge and skill to rating aims and help the crew will be priceless. It is exciting for the group and myself to get him in and enjoying. He will make a big change.”
The deal was struck just hrs right before the MLS deadline with information finalised in the course of Friday.
Benteke has expended 10 seasons in the Premier League with Aston Villa, Liverpool and Crystal Palace, scoring 86 ambitions and 23 helps.
The 31-calendar year-old will be the maximum-paid out participant at United and has joined for an undisclosed payment.
He will require a visa just before building his debut in the United States, so will probable not element until eventually late August.
Benteke is United’s sixth signing in the window, which is now closed in MLS, with Miguel Berry, David Ochoa, Martin Rodriguez, Ravel Morrison and Victor Palsson all signing up for Rooney’s facet.
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Source: Euro Sports activities