If the two wingers are not going to pass to the man in the middle it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference who was there. We have bought him to convert the chances others make, they are not making any. One today, none against Palace, none against Swansea. The creation for him from wide is the problem.Without a No.10 in the side we need a player who can hold up play and bring midfielder and other players into the game.
We all knew Soldado wouldn't do this, he comes alive in the box, and scores a lot with first time efforts. Playing with him in a 4-3-3 seems pointless.
Benteke is made for that system. Hopefully with Eriksen on board we will start to see more of Soldado but we still need another striker. that can link up play and hold the ball.
its a lot of money, and too much for Benteke IMO. That said I don't necessarily think it would a risk as such. He is a good forward with plenty of talent and there's no reason to assume he won't keep going the way he started the season now he is back from injury.Levy will not risk 28 million pounds on him.