'He'd Be Great Signing' - Exclusive: Paul Robinson wowed by Sky's West Brom reveal
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke “would be a great signing” for West Brom, according to Paul Robinson.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England goalkeeper backed Baggies boss Sam Allardyce to get the best out of the 30-year-old if he moves to The Hawthorns this week.
Sky Sports claim Albion are in talks with Palace over a short-term deal for Benteke and Allardyce later revealed he would be interested in signing the striker if he were available.
However, as revealed by Football Insider on 22 January, the Belgium international currently has no intention of leaving Selhurst Park and is happy to stay and fight for his place until the end of the season.
Benteke has started seven of the Eagles’ nine Premier League fixtures since December and scored three goals.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Benteke’s future, Robinson said:
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“Sam signs players he knows, players that have the right character. He has worked with Benteke before and he will know what he can bring.
“I think Sam will be able to get the best out of him. He is a player who responds to Sam’s methods ands ways.
“From a West Brom point of view, I think he would be a great signing from the outside looking in. He is clearly a top striker who can lead the line and get in behind defences and the fact they have worked together before is a huge tick.
“I still think West Brom can stay in the Premier League and Benteke could be the one to score the goals to keep them up.”
Benteke enjoyed his most prolific season at Palace while Allardyce was manager during the 2016-17 campaign.
He scored seven goals between January and the end of the season to help the club avoid relegation.
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