MLS: Wayne Rooney closes in on a sensational deal to sign Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace

Wayne Rooney closes in on a sensational deal to signal Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace to spearhead his group’s push to climb off the underside of the MLS Eastern Conference

Wayne Rooney is closing in on beautiful swoop to deliver Crystal Palace and Belgium striker Christian Benteke to DC United.

Sportsmail understands a deal has been struck between the 2 sides and based on The Washington Post Benteke, 31, is ready to change into the very best paid participant within the historical past of the group – eclipsing the $2.7m annual wage Rooney earned taking part in for DC.

Benteke has 86 Premier League targets to his identify after taking part in for Aston Villa, Liverpool and Palace.

Speaking after his group misplaced to Charlotte within the week, Rooney mentioned he wished to usher in yet one more participant.

‘We have been attempting to get one thing over the road or near achieved whereas the sport was happening, so I haven’t got any replace on that but,’ Rooney mentioned. ‘So I’ll be checking on that now once I go in.¬†

‘It may very well be tough by way of the timeframe, however we are attempting to get at the least yet one more participant achieved.’