Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Benfica looking at Gil Vicente midfielder

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Benfica are being linked with Gil Vicente defensive midfielder Lucas Mineiro according to reports coming from Portugal who is currently on loan with the Barcelos club from Brazilian side Chapecoense. Gil Vicente has an option to purchase the 25 year old and will activate the clause by seasons end with the intention to sell the player for a profit. Benfica rivals Braga are also said to be interested in Mineiro who joined Gil Vicente in September and has appeared in 28 games across all competitions, scoring twice while adding one helper. Benfica who are not interested in spending the kind of money they did last summer on player acquisitions feels that Mineiro can be had at an affordable price and is a player that is already accustomed to the style of play within the league.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Benfica ready to negotiate Krovinovic with Nottingham

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Benfica are ready to negotiate the sale of Croatian midfielder Filip Krovinovic with Nottingham Forest and are said to be open to lowering the €10M price tag that they have put on the acquisition of the 25 year old. Krovinovic opened the season with West Brom but after the departure of manager Slavan Bilic, he saw his playing time reduced. Benfica ended the loan spell and moved Krovinovic to Nottingham in January were the player has appeared regularly for the Reds. Krovinovic joined Benfica in the summer of 2017 from Rio Ave for €3.5M and appeared in 28 games for the club, scoring twice while setting up another across all competitions. Krovinovic last appeared for Benfica in March 2019 and has spent the past two seasons on loan between West Brom and Nottingham Forest.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Benfica being linked with Wolves left back

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According to reports coming out of Portugal, Benfica have been watching Wolverhampton left back Ruben Vinagre who is currently on loan with Famalicao until seasons end and have liked what they have seen from the 21 year old Portuguese youngster. Vinagre has started twelve straight games at Famalicao since joining the club in January and Benfica could be looking at Vinagre as the potential replacement for Alex Grimaldo who's time at the club may be coming to an end while the Lisbon side is able to cash in on the Spaniard.

Vinagre joined Wolverhampton on a permanent basis in the summer of 2018 from Monaco for €2.25M and has a contract until the summer of 2024. Benfica have not had any formal talks with Wolverhampton about Vinagre but are currently scouting the player at Famalicao along with two other Famalicao players, defensive midfielder Manuel Ugarte and keeper Luiz Junior. Vinagre could be had for a reasonable price if the two clubs are able to come to an agreement over the summer.