Last update: August 06, 2022, 02:10 IST
Belgium international striker Christian Benteke, who spent the last 10 years in the Premier League, joined Major League Soccer’s Wayne Rooney-coached DC United on Friday, the club announced.
United secured the 31-year-old forward on a permanent transfer from Crystal Palace, signing him to a contract through the 2024 season with a club option for 2025.
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“Christian is a top player who has played at the highest level for a long time,” said former England and Manchester United star Rooney.
“His experience and ability to score goals and help the team will be invaluable. It’s exciting for me and for the team to have him in the team and playing. It will make a huge difference.”
United will need all the help they can get with a record of just six wins and three draws for 21 points, the worst in the 28-team North American League.
Benteke scored 86 goals in 280 Premier League appearances with Aston Villa, Liverpool and Palace.
Benteke becomes the sixth player to join United since Rooney was appointed as manager last month.
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