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not bad stats from benteke i would take the big man no sweat :D

Luca Toni is still scoring goals for fun?!? Unbelievable. Sign him up.

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http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/may/28/aston-villa-tim-sherwood-benteke-liverpool

Sherwood revealed Benteke has a buy-out clause in his contract - £32.5m apparently.

Good player but 32 million pounds? I'm not sure he is worth it.

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Good player but 32 million pounds? I'm not sure he is worth it.

32.5m for a backup striker (second or third choice) is already not worth it.

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32.5m for a backup striker (second or third choice) is already not worth it.

I wouldn't pay 32 million pounds for Benteke even if we didn't have any strikers. He is a good player, but I think he is like Rémy. He is okay, scores a couple of goals but not outstanding, not a world class player.

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As much as I'd like him here, paying more for our backup striker than our first choice one would be silly.

Can't see Liverpool paying that much for him either unless they funded it by selling Sterling. With the amount of crosses that United smack across the box he'd be great in their team. They do need a striker too.

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I wouldn't pay 32 million pounds for Benteke even if we didn't have any strikers. He is a good player, but I think he is like Rémy. He is okay, scores a couple of goals but not outstanding, not a world class player.

Many people thought the same when we signed Drogba.

While Drogba is one of a kind, Benteke (unlike Remy for example) is still young to improve much further.

At moment Benteke is not someone you would rely to win you CL or sth, but in few years he could develop nicely. He seems to have proper character and if there is manager that can bring him to next level its Jose.

That said, I would only get Benteke once we get primary targets first.

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Many people thought the same when we signed Drogba.

Good point.

While Drogba is one of a kind, Benteke (unlike Remy for example) is still young to improve much further.

At moment Benteke is not someone you would rely to win you CL or sth, but in few years he could develop nicely. He seems to have proper character and if there is manager that can bring him to next level its Jose.

True, but we have Costa and Rémy, I don't think we should buy a 32 million pound striker.

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As said it's too much money for a bench player. We operate with one striker, and a balance of Costa, Remy and someone like Austin would provide a good balance for me. Remy has done everything possible to be given a fair shot and should remain without doubt......

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Wish : Chelsea sign a world class striker. Give 30 league apps each just like Crespo-Drogba.

Wouldnt mind seeing the diamond with two strikers again as i expect tougher-to-break-buses in the coming season.

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32.5m for a backup striker (second or third choice) is already not worth it.

I'm not so sure about that. It is a bit of an overpayment but it does also keep Benteke away from our rivals while still giving us a great deal of tactical flexibility.

Costa, Benteke, Remy is an incredible strike force

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I'm not so sure about that. It is a bit of an overpayment but it does also keep Benteke away from our rivals while still giving us a great deal of tactical flexibility.

Costa, Benteke, Remy is an incredible strike force

Also to expand further, if there's one area Jose has always been up for rotating a lot it's the strike position.

He did it with Drogba and Gudjohnsen then Drogba and Crespo aswell as Benzema and Higuain very very effectively.

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I'm not so sure about that. It is a bit of an overpayment but it does also keep Benteke away from our rivals while still giving us a great deal of tactical flexibility.

Costa, Benteke, Remy is an incredible strike force

I would rather us not spend 32m+ for a striker that won't be first choice for us. Better off using at least half of that amount to strengthen other areas that need serious reinforcing.

Also to expand further, if there's one area Jose has always been up for rotating a lot it's the strike position.

He did it with Drogba and Gudjohnsen then Drogba and Crespo aswell as Benzema and Higuain very very effectively.

But on the other hand, he didn't really do much of that this season, did he? Stuck with Costa most of the time despite his hamstring problem. Only used Remy and/or Drogba when Costa is totally out injured.

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I would rather us not spend 32m+ for a striker that won't be first choice for us. Better off using at least half of that amount to strengthen other areas that need serious reinforcing.

But on the other hand, he didn't really do much of that this season, did he? Stuck with Costa most of the time despite his hamstring problem. Only used Remy and/or Drogba when Costa is totally out injured.

I guess he just simply doesn't rate Remy on the level or as an equal to Costa like he did with the previous pair's I mentioned.

After all as much as he appreciates Remys value in the squad now, he clearly wasn't a planned signing and was initially signed because we needed a cheap striker with decent qualities on short notice as Fernando finally took the hint, if Blondie done one in June chances are we would have signed someone else.

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I guess he just simply doesn't rate Remy on the level or as an equal to Costa like he did with the previous pair's I mentioned.

Not sure if that's the case considering his tendency not to rotate in other areas as well, sticking with the same players and flogging them to death.

After all as much as he appreciates Remys value in the squad now, he clearly wasn't a planned signing and was initially signed because we needed a cheap striker with decent qualities on short notice as Fernando finally took the hint, if Blondie done one in June chances are we would have signed someone else.

You have no way of telling that. If we can get a good quality striker as backup for just over 10m, why would you go and spend more than that to buy someone to be second/third choice? Besides, who could we have gotten for a decent price had Flopres gone earlier than he did?

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Not sure if that's the case considering his tendency not to rotate in other areas as well, sticking with the same players and flogging them to death.

You have no way of telling that. If we can get a good quality striker as backup for just over 10m, why would you go and spend more than that to buy someone to be second/third choice? Besides, who could we have gotten for a decent price had Flopres gone earlier than he did?

God knows but there would have been more time to find who Jose wanted.

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