Aston Villa fans react on Twitter as Crystal Palace agree Benteke deal

Watford's Ben Watson in action with Liverpool's Joe Allen and Christian Benteke

Sold by Aston Villa to Liverpool a year ago, Christian Benteke is heading to Crystal Palace.

Watford's Ben Watson in action with Liverpool's Joe Allen and Christian BentekeWatford's Ben Watson in action with Liverpool's Joe Allen and Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke is on the verge of completing a move to Crystal Palace, with The BBC reporting a fee has been agreed with Liverpool.

It is just 12 months since the big Belgian striker left Aston Villa to join the Reds, and the move has been pretty disastrous for all involved.

Villa struggled desperately without his goals and were relegated after getting through two managers, and winning just three league games all season long.

Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejectedLiverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected

Benteke meanwhile did not fare well at Liverpool, with the manager who signed him, Brendan Rodgers, fired within months.

He produced inconsistent performances and failed to win over manager Jurgen Klopp, who preferred to play attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino up front.

Had Villa not been relegated they may well have been attempting to bring him back, but the striker is keen to remain in the Premier League, and has little competition up front at Crystal Palace and so can expect to play regularly.

Christian Benteke scores  for Aston VillaChristian Benteke scores for Aston Villa

While his exit and the repercussions will still be painful for Villa fans, as a player he is still very much admired, and his imminent Palace move sparked plenty of online reaction.

Here is a look at what Aston Villa fans had to say on Twitter about Benteke's Palace switch...

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