Liverpool rejected a £30 million bid from Crystal Palace for out-of-favour striker Christian Benteke due to what the Liverpool Echo described as being a ‘ridiculous add on-clause’.
Per the source, Palace actually only bid £23.5 million upfront and the remaining £7 million was promised at a later date depending on achieving a series of targets.
The additional clauses included £2.5 million should Palace book a place in the Champions League with the Belgium intentional having to score 20 goals while playing in 70 percent of the games.
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The latest development will be music to the ears of Besiktas who are banking on nobody being able to match Benteke’s asking price which would pave the way for their loan bid to be considered.
Benteke’s agent Eris Kismet did recently tell Turkish-football.com, that the Reds asking price was putting clubs off.
“Liverpool want to sell Benteke but clubs that are interested as unable to match his valuation,” Kismet said.
Kismet also revealed that the Black Eagles offered Benteke a personal deal worth £3.91 million and that his client would be keen on the move.