Liverpool reach agreement to sign international strike star

first_img1 Liverpool have reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the payment terms for the £32.5million transfer of Christian Benteke.A bid to trigger the Belgium international’s release clause was submitted on Friday and Reds chief executive Ian Ayre, who is with the squad in Australia on their pre-season tour, has been conducting negotiations over the weekend as to just how and when that money will be paid.It is being reported a satisfactory conclusion has been reached in those discussions with Liverpool believed to be paying half the fee up front.The 24-year-old will now undergo a medical, which is likely to take place on Monday evening or Tuesday morning,As a result Benteke will not be joining his new team-mates for the remainder of their tour with the squad due to fly to Kuala Lumpur for a match against a Malaysia XI on Friday after Monday’s friendly against Adelaide United. Christian Benteke last_img

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