Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Benfica want former Sporting midfielder Gauld

Benfica Blog
Benfica continue to be linked with summer moves for Portuguese League players a change in tactics for the club with the latest player being Farense midfielder Ryan Gauld. The 25 year old was the only bright spot on a Farense side that was relegated to the second division and will become a free agent in the summer if Farense does not activate option for another year, with a host of suitors lining up for his services.

Gauld appeared in 34 games across all competitions for Farense and scored nine goals while setting up another seven. Gauld arrived in Portugal with Sporting as an 18 year old from Scotland's Dundee United and was hailed as the Scottish Messi but never really got a chance at the Lisbon side, appearing in only two league games and five in total over his five seasons at the club.

Gauld joined Farense in the summer of 2019 and was a key player in the clubs promotion to Portugal's top flight, his performances have not only caught the eye of Benfica but Gauld has also been linked with Premiership side Southampton and Polish club Legia Warsaw. Benfica manager Jorge Jesus is looking to add a creative midfielder to the squad during the summer and Ryan Gauld's skill set has the manager very interested in his services.

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