Friday, November 13, 2020

Benfica linked with Red Star youngster

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Benfica are being linked to Red Star Belgrade's 18 year old winger Andrija Radulovic according to site todofichajes. Radulovic has been labelled the "New Shaqiri" in Serbia, a reference to the Swiss International Xherdan Shaqiri. Benfica are not alone in their interest of the U19 Serbian International as Inter Milan and Valencia are two clubs mentioned to be also keeping a close eye on Radulovic. Thanks to the current world pandemic of COVID-19, Radulovic is said to be available by Red Star for a bargain price of around €1.5M, the 18 year has appeared in 8 senior games with Red Star over the past two seasons, scoring on one occasion.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Jorge Jesus asks Vieira for Mineiro right back

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Benfica manager Jorge Jesus is looking to add to the right side of his back four and has reached out to President Luis Filipe Vieira to make a move for Atletico Mineiro's Guga when the transfer window re-opens in January. Jesus has not been impressed by the play of summer signing Gilberto who he has been forced into action after the injury suffered to starting right back Andre Almeida. Jesus has also been working with youngster Diogo Goncalves in the role of right back from his usual wing position but the youngster is still a ways from getting a grasp of the new position. Jesus knows Guga from his time at Flamengo and feels that the 22 year old would strengthen a position that the clubs manager feels is one of his weakest. Guga joined Mineiro in January of 2019 and has appeared in 47 games across all competitions, scoring once. Mineiro is said to want €6M to depart with the services of their starting right back.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Benfica goals against has not been seen in 74 years

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Benfica for the first time in 74 years have allowed three goals in three consecutive games after suffering two league defeats to Boavista 3-0 and Braga 3-2 and drawing with Rangers in the Europa League 3-3. The last time this happened was in 1946 when Benfica lost three consecutive games to Sporting 3-1, FC Porto 3-2 and Estoril 6-3. Benfica has also conceded 9 league goals after 7 rounds of play, the last time they let this many goals was during the 2001/02 season, when they had conceded 10 goals at the same stage of the season. Benfica finished in fourth spot that season. Benfica manager Jorge Jesus stated at his press conference after the Braga loss that he is not use to such poor results and will need to work with the squad during the international break to turn things around.