Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Gilberto of Fluminense linked with move to Benfica

Benfica Blog
Jorge Jesus arrival at Benfica has started the rumour mill of players that are linked with a move to the Lisbon side from Brazil's Campeonato. The latest player to be linked with Benfica is Fluminense's right back Gilberto. Brazil's Jornal O Dia is reporting Jesus was interested in moving the 27 year old Gilberto to his old club Flamengo and with his move back to Benfica for next season, Gilberto remains high on the coaches want list. Benfica President Luis Filipe Vieira has been given a list of reinforcements by Jesus and Gilberto's name is said to be near the top. Fluminense currently hold 50% of the players rights with Fiorentina holding the remainder and any move by Benfica would most likely involve the purchase of the player outright. Gilberto has spent the past three and a half seasons in Brazil after appearing in only 21 games in Europe split between Fiorentina, Hellas Verona and Latina Calcio. A move by Benfica for Gilberto would see current starter Andre Almeida move into a back up role with the club and have youngster Tomas Tavares shift down to play important minutes in his development with the clubs B squad. Gilberto joins the names of Bruno Henrique, Gerson, Leo Pereira and Lucas Verissimo as Brazilian league players linked with Benfica move.

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