Home / Sports / Local Sports / Omonia to sign on Benteke’s younger brother

Omonia to sign on Benteke’s younger brother

Omonia have signed on Jonathan Benteke – the younger brother of Crystal Palace and Belgium striker Christian Benteke.

Pambos Christodoulou’s Omonia – who missed out on Europe for the first time over a decade earlier in the summer – are aiming for a rejuvenated start this season after the financially-stricken Nicosia club missed out on their targets in the last few years.

Media reports in Cyprus on Thursday claimed that the club had agreed personal terms with the out-of-work striker.

The younger Benteke had signed for Crystal Palace in September last year, just days after his older brother had sealed a £32million to Selhurst Park from Liverpool.

Related stories:

The younger Benteke was told he was unwanted by Belgian Pro League side Zulte Waregem.

They mutually agreed to terminate his contract in the summer, although his former club want a fee of £85,000 to compensate them for money invested in the player.

He is also a striker, like his brother, but managed just two goals in 17 games two seasons ago and was not registered in Palace’s 25-man Premier League squad last season.

Being unattached, Omonia can sign on the 22-year-old – who started out his career at Standard Liege – despite the transfer window closing on August 31.

Check Also

Ronaldo on target as Real down APOEL

An imperious Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice on his first competitive start of the season as Real Madrid beat APOEL 3-0 on Wednesday to get their quest for a third successive Champions League crown off on the right note.

Donis hoping APOEL go beyond their limits

APOEL boss Giorgos Donis says he expecting his players to play ‘beyond their limits’ when …