Christian Benteke has posted on Twitter after the powerhouse striker agreed a new one-year contract extension with Crystal Palace – and Aston Villa supporters have replied to their former star’s Tweet.
Benteke, 28, has signed a new deal which will keep him at Selhurst Park until the summer of 2021. His previous deal was set to expire at the end of the season – the new contract sees Palace rid themselves of the possibility of losing Benteke for nothing.
The Belgium international has struggled at Palace since completing a £28million (90Min) move to the London-based side from Liverpool. Indeed, he starred in his first season, scoring 15 Premier League goals during 2016-17 for the Eagles.
But since then, he has managed just four Premier League goals in total. This season, he is yet to score, which has seen Liverpool fans stunned at Palace’s decision to offer him a new contract. Benteke posted on Twitter after agreeing the deal.
Really happy to get this sorted. Looking forward to another year at Selhurst. Head down and work hard! https://t.co/0wFICedXRp
— Christian Benteke (@chrisbenteke) October 17, 2019
Benteke is remembered fondly at Villa, following his three years at the club. He joined from Belgian side Genk in the summer of 2012, and went on to score a whopping 49 goals in 101 league and cup appearances while Villa were in the Premier League.
Many Villa fans responded to Benteke’s Tweet, urging the target man to return to Villa despite his new deal at Palace.
Love you Big Man always miss you at Villa 💜💙
— Ben Wright (@Benztheking316) October 17, 2019
Come back to villa benteke please 🙏
— Gedwa17 (@OfficialGedwa17) October 18, 2019
You no where your heart belongs #AVFC
— Matt Davies (@matt123davies) October 17, 2019
What you done that for need to head back home UTV 👍
— adrianhill (@adrianh04694316) October 17, 2019
Come home x
— The Villa Decree 🇱🇻🇫🇲🇱🇻🇫🇲 (@TheVillaDecree) October 17, 2019
Get back home to Villa Park
— Arron (@roberts_arron) October 17, 2019