Thursday, September 10, 2020

Turkish side Fenerbahce interested in Benfica's Seferovic

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Turkish news is reporting that league side Fenerbahce has interest in landing Benfica's Swiss striker Haris Seferovic as a replacement for the potential departure of the clubs current striker Vedat Muriqi.
The 28 year old Seferovic is at the top of Fenerbahce's wish list and club officials have already made an official offer to Benfica for the strikers services but no figures for such a move have been reported.
Seferovic is signed with Benfica until the summer of 2024 and has a €60M buy out clause attached to his contract. The Swiss International joined Benfica in the summer of 2017 on a free transfer and has appeared in 125 games for the club across all competitions, scoring 43 goals and setting up an additional 16. Seferovic was the golden boot winner during the 2018-19 season were he lead the league with 23 goals scored.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Ferro and host of others on way out of Benfica

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With the arrival of seven reinforcements for the coming season and potentially a few more to come, Benfica have now hit departure mode for a set of players as they prepare for their Champions League qualifier against PAOK and the start of the league season. Benfica central defender Ferro is one of the names being linked with a move away from the club, the Seixal made player has value in the market and would add millions to the clubs coffer in a buy now deal or a loan deal with a purchase option. 
The rumoured arrival of center back Ruben Semedo to the club only reinforces the players departure before the start of the season. Ferro's name joins a long list of players rumoured to be on the way out from last seasons club. That list includes Carlos Vinicius, Jota, Chiquinho, Tomas Tavares and Taarabt. Benfica are hoping to cash in on some if not all of the players as they look to recuperate the more then €80M already spent on player buys.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Benfica's Taarabt turning into hot commodity

Benfica midfielder Adel Taarabt has turned into a hot commodity across Europe attracting the interest of various clubs across the continent. Taarabt has been linked with Italian sides Sampdoria and Fiorentina along with Russian club Zenit and Greek side Olympiakos for a switch this upcoming season. Taarabt who is signed with Benfica until the summer of 2022, has been used regularly by Jorge Jesus during this preseason and any move for the 31 year old Moroccan would only occur if Benfica were to acquire another midfielder during the transfer window.
Taarabt joined Benfica in the summer of 2015 but only started making regular appearances with the club towards the end of the 2018/19 season after Bruno Lage took over the club as its manager. Taarabt since then has appeared in 45 games for Benfica across all competitions, scoring once while adding three helpers. Benfica would be looking to add between €10M-€15M to depart with Taarabt services from any interested party.