Everton boss Moyes will be gambling over Standard Liege striker Christian Benteke

Everton boss David Moyes will be taking a gamble should he push through a deal for Standard Liege striker Christian Benteke.

Everton boss David Moyes will be taking a gamble should he push through a deal for Standard Liege striker Christian Benteke.

The Daily Mail says Benteke is 20-years old and has caught the eye. Not least because he is 6ft 3ins tall and very strong.

He was prolific at U17 and U19 international level but that consistency of goalscoring has dropped as the competition level has improved.

He went on loan to Mechelen last season and did reasonably well scoring six goals in 18 games and that followed an early call-up to the national side.

However, Liege are still unsure about him and may look to loan him out again this season.

That could appeal to a cash-strapped club like Everton but manager Moyes is still unsure whether Benteke is good enough technically for the Premier League.

 
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