Monday, July 5, 2021

Benfica's Seferovic the apple of English clubs eyes

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Benfica striker Haris Seferovic has gained the attention of various clubs mostly from the English Premiership after a terrific performance at Euro 2020 were the 29 year old Swiss International scored 3 goals with a pair coming in a round of 16 clash against France that saw the Swiss advance on penalties. Seferovic has been linked with Tottenham, Everton, West Ham and Wolverhampton over the past couple of weeks.

Seferovic finished the 2020/21 season as Benfica's top scorer with 26 goals across all competitions and has scored 69 goals since joining the Lisbon side in the summer of 2017 on a free transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt. Seferovic has won one league championship and two Super Cups in his time at the club, along with the golden boot during the 2018/19 campaign. 

Benfica are said to have increased their price tag on Seferovic to around €30M after his Euro display, Seferovic is signed with the club until the summer of 2024. Benfica has an abundance of strikers at their disposal and the sale of Seferovic this summer could see the club hang onto Carlos Vinicius who spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Tottenham but returned to the club after the English side decided to not activate the buy option of €40M on the player.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Benfica reach agreement with Electronic Arts (EA)

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Benfica announce that it and video game maker Electronic Arts (EA) have reached an agreement to renew their partnership going forward. Electronic Arts is the maker of the hugely popular series FIFA which is released under it's label EA Sports. Benfica CEO Domingos Oliveira released a statement during the announcement that stated the two companies are committed to technology as a driving force for their development and it is natural that they should stay together. The renewal demonstrates the value of Benfica by global leading partners in their industries. Benfica also stated that they will soon announce joint actions with EA Sports which may include the clubs stadium the Estadio da Luz being added to the FIFA series of games.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Benfica and Sporting to battle for Algarve Cup

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Benfica and Sporting are set to battle in a pre-season tournament taking place in the Algarve between July 14 to 18 at the Algarve Stadium near Faro. Benfica and Sporting will be joined in the competition by Boavista and Belgian side Gent. Benfica and Sporting will not actually meet in the four game tournament but will both play Boavista and Gent with the first place team awarded the Algarve Cup.

July 14 Sporting vs Gent

July 15 Sporting vs Boavista

July 16 Benfica vs Gent

July 18 Benfica vs Boavista