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€31m Benteke's Burnley blunder bemuses Palace fans

The Belgian striker signed for the Eagles from Liverpool in a club record deal but announced on Twitter he was off to Burnley instead.

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Benteke fichó por el Crystal Palace y dijo que se iba al Burnley.
Twitter Benteke

Christian Benteke left Liverpool for another Premier League team for 31 million euros after a disappointing season at Anfield, but fans of his new club were surprised to learn he thought he was going elsewhere.

Twitter mistake

Crystal Palace were the side that forked out a club record fee to sign the Belgium international, but Benteke, or “the person who looks after my Twitter account” announced he was off to “Burnleyl [sic]” instead.

Benteke was quick to explain his faux pas via the same medium, blaming his community manager for the error: “Oops my bad lol Yes I signed for cpfc and not burnley. Sorry for the little mistake the person that manages my Twitter got a little confused.”

The missive gained 16,290 likes – but probably few from East London.