Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke would be a “great” addition to West Brom, according to Kevin Campbell.

However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Albion centre-forward fears it will be “very difficult” to prize the 30-year-old away from Selhurst Park this month.

Baggies boss Sam Allardyce confirmed his interest in the Belgium international yesterday as he continues to hunt for a new striker before next Monday’s transfer deadline.

However, as revealed by Football Insider on 22 January, Benteke currently has no intention of leaving Selhurst Park and is happy to stay and fight for his place until the end of the season.

Campbell believes the former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker, who worked under Allardyce at Palace in 2016-17, would a great fit at The Hawthorns.

“The way Sam Allardyce wants to play, he wants to get crosses in the box and Benteke loves to attack crosses,” he told Football Insider.

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“He has not been in great form this season but he is still someone you have to account for as the opposition.

“I think it would be a great move but the issue is, can Palace afford to let him go? They are not blessed with a lot of great strikers. It would be a very difficult deal to get done I imagine.” 

Allardyce, as quoted by Sky Sports, said: “If he is available, I’d be interested.

“We all know I’m looking for a front-man if at all possible, but I’ve not been given any indication that that is the case.”

In other news, Paul Robinson is excited as a speed machine heads to West Brom.