Saturday, July 31, 2021

Benfica to land Yaremchuk from Gent

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Ukrainian striker Roman Yaremchuk arrived in Lisbon late last night with Benfica director Rui Pedro Braz to finalize his move to Benfica after weeks of speculation. Benfica are said to have agreed to pay Belgian club Gent €15M for the 25 year old's rights and will sign Yaremchuk to a contract for five seasons. The signing should see Benfica cash in on current strikers Haris Seferovic and Carlos Vinicius as they look to whittle down the congestion in the forward position. Yaremchuk has spent the past four seasons with Gent were he has appeared in 152 games across all competitions, scoring 61 goals while setting up an additional 18.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Benfica release Champions League roster

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Benfica have announced their roster for their upcoming first leg Champions League game against Spartak Moscow on August 4 at 6pm WEST. Benfica have left Ferro, Gabriel, Samaris and Jota off the squad while Andre Almeida and Darwin Nunez are out with injuries.

Keepers- Helton Leite, Vlachodimos, Mile Svilar

Defenders- Gilberto, Jan Vertonghen, Nicolas Otamendi, Morato, Lucas Verissimo, Alex Grimaldo

Midfielders- Julian Weigl, Pizzi, Taarabt, Joao Mario, Chiquinho, Gil Dias, Florentino, Gedson Fernandes, Meite, Diogo Goncalves

Forwards- Seferovic, Carlos Vinicius, Rodrigo Pinho, Everton, Rafa Silva, Waldschmidt

Extras B List - Goncalo Ramos, Paulo Bernardo, Tomas Araujo

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Benfica linked to Utrecht winger

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The Dutch press are reporting that Benfica are interested in landing Utrecht winger Gyrano Kerk during this transfer window as the Lisbon side continues their search to bolster their squad for the upcoming season. The 25 year old has also been linked with a move to Anderlecht who are said to have already had a €4M offer rejected by the Dutch club.

Kerk has been with Utrecht since joining their U19 club during the summer of 2012 and became a regular member of the main squad during the 2016/17 season. Kerk has appeared in 173 games across all competitions for Utrecht, scoring 42 goals while setting up an additional 43. Benfica will need an offer of around €10M for Utrecht to part ways with the winger.