Friday, March 20, 2020

West Brom ready to make bid for Benfica's Krovinovic

West Brom are ready to discuss a permanent move with Benfica for attacking midfielder Filip Krovinovic who has spent this season as a key member of West Brom's run into the top two of England's second division and likely promotion to the Premiership next season once things get back to normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Krovinovic joined Benfica in the summer of 2017 from Rio Ave for €3.5M and appeared in 28 games with Benfica across all competitions before being loaned out this summer to West Brom. Krovinovic looks to have found a squad that he can play regularly and has appeared in 34 games this season for the Baggies across all competitions scoring twice and providing four helpers. The loan move between both clubs did not include an option to buy as part of the agreement but Benfica could be looking for €15M-€20M from West Brom to make the move permanent and with West Brom set to gain around €100M from television rights with a promotion an agreement should not be hard to come by for the the 24 year old Croatian.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Benfica should consider Joao Cancelo loan move

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Benfica should already be looking on how to bolster their squad for next season and one position that the club needs to strengthen is the right back spot. Benfica will continue to sell assets and one particular European club that has been a regular in the stands scouting the club is Manchester City, the English club has been suspended from European play for the next two years by UEFA and should have an abundance of players available to other clubs, one of these such players could be Portuguese right back Joao Cancelo.
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Benfica who currently have an often injured Andre Almeida and not yet ready youngster Tomas Tavares in the right back spot would receive an immediate upgrade with a loan acquisition of its former Seixal academy player. Benfica should ask to include Cancelo on any deal the two clubs would make for a Man City linked player like Ruben Dias and the club could make sure that City pay a substantial amount of Cancelo's £4.16M annual salary to fit within the clubs budget.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Benfica deciding to bring back Diogo Goncalves

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Benfica are currently working on making a decision if they will bring back winger Diogo Goncalves to the fold after his loan spell ends at Famalicao in the summer. Goncalves who last appeared in action with Benfica on February 17, 2018 during a league game against Boavista is a graduate from Benfica's famous Seixal academy. The 23 year old had struggled to find playing time the last few years with the Eagles and during a loan spell last season at Nottingham Forest but looks to have matured this season with Famalicao. Goncalves has appeared in 25 games across all competitions, scoring four goals while adding eight helpers and is a regular in the clubs starting eleven. Benfica and Famalicao earlier this season had discussed Goncalves remaining permanently with the northern Portuguese side with Benfica retaining 50% of the players rights going forward but Benfica look to have had a change of heart in 2020 amid its current struggles. Goncalves has been a regular member of Portugal's youth squads and can play both right and left wing for the club.