Christian Benteke has signed for DC United from Crystal Palace, becoming a member of Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney who’s now the MLS membership’s supervisor.
Minutes previous to kick-off of Palace’s Premier League opener towards Arsenal at Selhurst Park, the Eagles confirmed the departure of their Belgian striker.
The MLS membership’s assertion learn: DC United have signed Belgian Worldwide ahead Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace within the English Premier League on a everlasting switch.
“Benteke will be a part of the membership as a Designated Participant pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and Worldwide Switch Certificates (ITC).
“The Black-and-Purple have signed Benteke on a two-and-a-half-year deal via 2024 with a membership possibility in 2025.”
Rooney mentioned: “Christian is a high participant who has performed on the highest stage for a very long time.
“His expertise and skill to attain objectives and assist the workforce can be invaluable.
“It’s thrilling for the workforce and myself to get him in and taking part in. He’ll make an enormous distinction.”
Studies in America declare Benteke will change into DC United’s highest paid participant.
Dave Kasper, D.C. United President of Soccer Operations, added: “We’ve been working laborious over the previous few weeks to herald expertise to bolster our squad.
“With the ability to usher in a world class participant of Christian’s [Benteke] calibre is a large testomony to what’s occurring behind the scenes on the membership and our skill to attract high expertise globally.
“We’ve been extraordinarily lively within the switch window bringing in six gamers and since Wayne Rooney’s appointment as our Head Coach we imagine we now have made main steps in placing collectively a roster that may each make a push to complete this season sturdy and construct a basis for us transferring ahead.”