Liverpool sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke for £32.5mn

  • Liverpool has completed the £32.5 million signing of Christian Benteke, the Aston Villa striker. The 24-year-old Belgium international has struck a long-term contract, which is Liverpool’s second most expensive. It comes after the Reds’ Raheem Sterling was sold to Manchester City for £49 million.

    Benteke, who has scored 49 goals for Aston Villa in 101 games after his 2012 signing from Genk, described Liverpool as the “right club for me”. This is the Reds’ seventh signing of the summer.

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