Benteke set for Liverpool medical

Benteke set for Liverpool medical

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Striker Christian Benteke is due to have a medical at Liverpool after they reached an agreement with Aston Villa over his £32.5m transfer.

The Reds’ club doctor will now travel to the UK from the team’s tour of Australia to complete Benteke’s medical in the next 48 hours.

However, the 24-year-old Belgium international will not join up with his new team-mates on the tour.

Benteke joined Villa from Genk in 2012 for £7m, scoring 49 goals in 101 games.

Liverpool made a move for the striker after receiving funds from the £49m sale of Raheem Sterling to Premier League rivals Manchester City.

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Benteke, who still has two years left on his Villa contract, scored 12 goals in 12 games last season to help Tim Sherwood’s side avoid relegation from the top flight.

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