Christian Benteke still has the ability to be an effective player for Crystal Palace, but losing him this summer would be no disaster.

According to Hurriyet. via Sport Witness, Besiktas are eyeing up a move for the Belgian before the transfer window closes in Turkey.

A loan move is the Turkish giants’ preferred deal, but Palace’s stance is not known currently.

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Benteke would be no great loss to Palace, even though he is a handful on his day.

Injury problems and a lack of potency in front of goal have held the striker back since his peak years at Aston Villa, and Roy Hodgson arguably has better attacking options in Jordan Ayew and Connor Wickham.

Palace are in a position where keeping hold of Benteke is not necessarily a bad thing, but losing him won’t have a negative impact on their season.

Although he is only 28, his fitness issues mean his best days are firmly behind him.

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