DC United signal Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace in DP deal

DC United has a brand new designed participant.

The workforce signed Belgian striker Christian Benteke from Premier League aspect Crystal Palace within the last hours of the MLS Secondary Transfer Window. He is on a DP contract via the 2024 Major league Soccer season, with a membership possibility for 2025.

“Christian is a top player who has played at the highest level for a long time,” mentioned head coach Wayne Rooney in a press launch. “His experience and ability to score and help the team will be invaluable. It’s exciting for the team and myself to get him in and play. He will make a huge difference.”

Benteke now stands because the workforce’s third and last Designated Player, alongside Greek worldwide ahead Taxi Fountas and Iceland worldwide midfielder Victor Palsson.

Benteke arrives stateside after 86 targets and 23 assists in 280 Premier League appearances, with Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Aston Villa. He additionally noticed stints at Genk and Standard Liege. Internationally, Benteke has scored 18 targets in 45 video games for Belgium. He is at the moment combating for a spot on the 26-man roster underneath head coach Roberto Martinez.

“We are getting an elite striker in Christian and to complete this signing on the transfer deadline is a great achievement for the club,” basic supervisor Lucy Rushton mentioned in a press launch.

“Christian is a dynamic forward who has scored goals at the highest level. His strength and power will make him a focal point of our team and his ability to connect plays will be a valuable asset for us. We are delighted to have Christian integrated into the team so he can make an immediate impact on the pitch in the final part of the season.”

Benteke’s arrival comes at a crucial time in the season for DC United as they battle to climb the Eastern Conference table. Rooney’s side are currently in last place, with a disappointing 21 points from 22 games and a record of 6W-13L-3D.

With 12 video games to play, Rooney hopes to show issues round with a revamped squad that consists of Michael Estrada, Miguel Berry, Fountas and now Benteke.

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