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Wolves’ Premier League stance would grow stronger if they land this Crystal Palace outcast in January

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Why Wolverhampton Wanderers should bring in Christian Benteke

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made a wonderful start to their Premier League campaign after winning the Championship in style last time out. The Wolves have proven to be the surprise package this season and are showing that they are more than capable of holding their own against the big boys.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men received many plaudits after pulling off a draw against champions Manchester City. The newcomers then went on to claim a draw against Arsenal this weekend as well. On-loan striker Raul Jimenez picked up yet another assist. The Mexican forward has played a pivotal role for the Wolves so far this season.

But Nuno Espirito Santo will be worried about the lack of options when Jimenez departs at the end of the season. There’s no clarity as to whether or not they will try to sign him on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

Nuno Espirito Santo should take a look at out of favour Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke. The Belgian has miserably fallen down the pecking order over the last one year. The emergence of Wilfried Zaha as the focal point and the arrival of Alexander Sorloth have diminished his chances of playing regularly.

When Roy Hodgson brought in Jordan Ayew, it was all but assured that Benteke would feature no more. The striker is definitely going through a rough patch but who better to raise his spirits than Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Wolves have looked terrific going forward, with the likes of Ivan Cavaleiro, Diogo Jota and Helder Costa all impressing. Benteke has always been the kind of striker who’s needed service. He will definitely flourish in Wolves’ 3-4-3 formation.

Costa and Cavaleiro devasted Arsenal this weekend and their ability to run at defenders will see Benteke receive a lot of space in the centre. Wolverhampton also possess a wide range of passers in the team. Everyone knows how good Benteke is in the air and players like Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves would love to pick out the Belgian with a cross.

Christian Benteke did not look at his best in his official debut for Liverpool
Christian Benteke

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Wolverhampton Wanderers should definitely make the move for Christian Benteke. It’s clear that there isn’t much he can do to resurrect his career at Selhurst Park.

Should Wolves ultimately manage to sign Raul Jimenez on a permanent basis, Benteke will still prove to be a massive asset. He can offer cover and even be partnered next to the Mexican.