Christian Benteke is not enjoying his life at Crystal Palace as the striker has seen his playing time restricted this season.

In this calendar year, the Belgium international has made five starts in all competitions out of which only three of them were in the Premier League. So far this season, he has made 10 appearances and is yet to find the back of the net.

The 28-year-old was on the bench in his side’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace, but ended the match as an unused substitute.

According to Het Laatste Nieuws, the former Aston Villa man is the ‘victim’ of the style of play and the system deployed by manager Roy Hodgson.

Having spent €31m in 2016, the Eagles have not enjoyed returns for the money invested in the player.

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The report suggests the English capital club ‘secretly hope’ that a bid from China arrives for Benteke this week.

However, HLN claims that Benteke has no plans of leaving London for a move to the Far East, which could be an issue for Crystal Palace to offload the attacker.