Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is one of five Belgium players to have received an offer from China, report Het Nieuwsblad and DH in Belgium.
Not specific clubs or figures are mentioned, but the wages on offer for Benteke and others would obviously be colossal. The other players to have offers are named as Romelu Lukaku, Mousa Dembele, Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens.
It’s claimed that Lukaku is so far the only one to rule it out, and for the others: ‘The temptation is there.’
Chinese offers are big news in Belgium, given Axel Witsel’s recent move, and it’s clearly believed there’s a possibility others could follow him. Benteke is 26 years of age and may feel that it would be better to consider China later in his career.
The striker has had a reasonable start to his time with Crystal Palace and is likely to be a big part of the club’s efforts to avoid relegation.