Arsenal are claimed to hold an interest in Liverpool’s Christian Benteke, but I seriously hope we are not!
The Belgian international has struggled to earn a regular first-team role since joining the Anfield club last summer, but did manage to score 10 competitive goals in the year.
Benteke missed over two months of the campaign through injury, and struggled for fitness throughout, and was limited to start only 14 league matches.
Arsenal and Chelsea are linked with a possible move for the former Aston Villa star, and his agent has refused to deny such speculation.
Eric Kismet said: “If there have been contacts with Chelsea and Arsenal?”
“Many clubs want the player, it’s obvious, but he is now only thinking to do well in the European Championship.
“He wants to win the competition with Belgium. We’ll think about his future later.”
He also revealed interest from Italy also, but claims there is no offers to move to Serie A currently.
“Interest from Italy?” Kismet added.
“There are only rumours, but there was some contacts with Serie A clubs six months ago.
“Now, however, there is nothing. He is currently a player of Liverpool, we will analyse the situation later.”
With our attempts to sign Jamie Vardy looking unlikely at present, we are bound to be considering our options, but I beg that Benteke is not considered as a serious contender.
Surely we would not want to try and sign a player who is struggling with injury and fitness, as we have plenty of those issues in our current squad also. Also I can’t comprehend that we would try and sign a player who failed to earn a first-team role for lowly Liverpool.
Saying that I am an admirer of Loic Remy, who also struggles with fitness and is out of favour, but if we could raid one of our rivals for a forward, I would take the Frenchman.
Any other Remy fans out there? Surely anyone but Benteke?