Thursday, January 30, 2020

Benfica look to bring Portuguese striker home

Benfica Blog
Benfica are looking into bringing home Portuguese International Dyego Sousa from Chinese club Shenzhen FC before the transfer window closes on Sunday in Portugal as they look for a replacement striker to fill the number three role with the departure of Raul de Tomas. Benfica currently have two strikers on their roster in Carlos Vinicius and Haris Seferovic and are looking for insurance in case of injury to their front two as they look to win another Portuguese League championship. Benfica were linked with Sousa during the summer transfer window just before he was sold by Braga to Shenzhen for a bargain price of €5.4M. Benfica are in talks with Shenzhen about a loan for Sousa who has appeared in 10 games this season for the Chinese club, scoring on three occasions while also adding three helpers in 778 minutes of action. The 30 year old dual citizen is very famaliar with Portugal after first arriving in 2007 to join Madeira club Nacional. Sousa earned his first two caps with Portugal in 2019 and was a member of Portugal's Nations League 2019 winning squad. Sousa has appeared in 112 first division games during his Portugal playing career, scoring 42 goals and finished fifth last season in league scoring with 15 goals.

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