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Tottenham should make Liverpool an offer they can't refuse for Christian Benteke

Should Tottenham make a move for Liverpool's Christian Benteke?

Christian Benteke scores the first goal for LiverpoolChristian Benteke scores the first goal for Liverpool

With Arsenal already making moves in the transfer window this summer, eyes will inevitably turn to rivals Tottenham Hotspur to see how they respond.

One of the areas Spurs need to strengthen is up front, to add a striker or too to complement, relieve the pressure, and provide an alternative to Harry Kane.

Names like Breel Embolo, Michy Batshuayi and Alexandre Lacazette have all been linked, but one Premier League striker who could be just what they need is Liverpool's Christian Benteke.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Christian BentekeLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Christian Benteke

Benteke has struggled to win over Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who used him mainly as a substitute this past season, and did not start the striker in either the Capital One Cup or Europa League finals.

The Times reported last week that Liverpool are open to selling the striker, if an offer comes in close to the £32 million they spent on him last summer.

So far teams are not exactly bashing the doors down, with The Times reporting Chelsea are considering him as a back-up option, and West Ham want him on loan.

This is where Spurs could make an offer Liverpool will likely not be able to resist, of around £25 million - the same fee they tried to sign Saido Berahino for last summer, and around the same figure Marseille are seeking for Michy Batshuayi.

Christian Benteke scores spectacular goal for LiverpoolChristian Benteke scores spectacular goal for Liverpool

The difference is Benteke is proven in the Premier League despite his mixed spell at Liverpool, netting at a rate of one in two for a poor Aston Villa side over the course of three seasons.

Selling to a club competing for top places in the Premier League is not ideal for Liverpool, but if they want to shift Benteke an re-invest the money, this is likely to be something they must consider.

The Belgian international will not only have a point to prove, but could find Spurs are a team better suited to his skill set.

Deliveries from the excellent Christian Eriksen, along with full-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker could help him show his aerial prowess, while international teammates Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele would make him feel welcome straight away.

Tottenham have other options, but Benteke could be a simpler solution than gambling on a player unproven in England, and at the right price may just be able to tempt Liverpool into agreeing a deal.

Christian Benteke scores  for Aston VillaChristian Benteke scores for Aston Villa

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