The Belgian striker joins from Liverpool
Belgian striker Christian Benteke has completed his move from Liverpool to Crystal Palace.
The 25-year-old only joined Liverpool last season, but has moved to the South London club on a four-year deal. Although the transfer fee has not been published, Palace have confirmed that it is the most expensive deal in the club's history.
Benteke is Crystal Palace's fourth signing of the summer. He has joined Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and goalkeeper Steve Mandanda in joining the Selhurst Park club.
The striker has scored 51 Premier League goals since joining Aston Villa in 2012. He scored 42 goals for the Birmingham club, before scoring another nine in his sole season at Liverpool.
"I’m very happy to commit my future to Crystal Palace", Benteke told the club's website. "I’m looking forward to meeting the manager, the players and the staff. I feel really happy that the deal has been done and now I can look forward."
Alan Pardew's side are in action on Saturday afternoon against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Benteke could make his debut on Tuesday night in the League Cup against Blackpool.