Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Benfica linked to Hoffenheim attacking midfielder

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Hoffenheim midfielder Mijat Gacinovic is being singled out as a possible reinforcement for Benfica next season with the club said to have already made an offer to land the attacking midfielder but are slightly short of the German clubs €6M price tag according to TUTTOmercatoWEB. The two clubs continue in discussions as they look to reach an agreement for the Serbian International.

The 26 year old joined Hoffenheim in the summer of 2020 for €3M after spending five seasons at Eintracht Frankfurt and appeared in 32 games across all competitions, scoring once while setting up another three goals. Benfica who are looking to overhaul their midfield this summer have also been linked with Al Musrati (Braga), Manuel Ugarte (Famalicao), William Carvalho (Real Betis) and Gerson (Flamengo) while Florentino Luis and Gedson Fernandes could also be options as they return from loan spells.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Benfica look at bringing Seixal product home

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Benfica have been linked to former Seixal academy player Rony Lopes according to reports coming out of Portugal. Lopes who is currently the property of Spanish club Sevilla, spent the 2020/21 season on loan with French side Nice were he appeared in 33 games across all competitions, scoring five goals while setting up two.

Lopes last played in Portugal with Benfica's under 17 squad in 2012 before being sold to Manchester City for a bargain price of €1M. The 25 year old winger has also spent time with Lille and Monaco since his departure. Sevilla are said to be looking at between €7.5M to €10M to make the move happen but could also be open to discussing a season long loan with an option to buy.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Benfica looking to double up on Pedrinho

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Benfica are in extended talks with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk about Brazilian winger Pedrinho and a deal between the two clubs could be announced as early as this week. According to the IG Sports webpage the deal could be in the range of €35M to €45M when all is said and done and would end Pedrinho's short stay at the club after arriving in the summer of 2020 from Corinthians.

Benfica acquired the 23 year old for €16M and his sale to Shakhtar will see the club to double their money on a player who was mostly used as a substitute at the club this season. Pedrinho appeared in 31 games across all competitions, playing 1,019 minutes and scoring once while setting up another two goals. Benfica are looking at a total over haul of the club this summer as they look to right the ship after a disappointing 2020/21 campagin.