Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Breakdown of the Darwin Nunez deal

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The deal we have been expecting since the conclusion of the season has finally been completed, as Uruguayan star striker Darwin Nunez will depart Benfica and join English side Liverpool for a record haul that could hit the €100M mark if all add ons are hit.

We take a look at the breakdown of the deal officially announced between Benfica and Liverpool today:

  • Benfica will receive €75M up front from Liverpool
  • Benfica will receive €5M  when Nunez appears in 10 games
  • Benfica will receive €10M when Nunez appears in 60 games
  • Benfica will receive €10M with achievable bonuses 

Nunez's former Spanish club Almeria will receive 20% from the sale.

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Benfica should take a chance on Estoril attacking midfielder

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As Benfica look to make over the club this summer for new incoming manager Roger Schmidt, the club will see an exodus of players from last seasons roster, but what the club needs to look a bit more into is what hidden gems they may be able to find within the Portuguese League itself and one of those players plays just 30 km away at Estoril in attacking midfielder Andre Franco.

The 24 year old is available for a mere €5M and had a great season at Estoril scoring eleven goals while setting up four across thirty seven games of action and was named the man of the match on four occasions. Franco came up through the Sporting youth system and spent a season at Belenenses before arriving at Estoril in the summer of 2018. Franco has been linked with Jorge Jesus at Fenerbahce but Benfica would be wise to give the player a try for the price that Estoril is looking for.

One of Benfica's big projects this summer is rebuilding the midfield which disappointed last season in more games then not and Franco would add an element to the attack that the club lacked last season. You have to like a player of Franco's caliber who spent a season away from the professional game and almost called it quits on his career but his determination has got him to this point in his career and what is wrong with adding some heart to the club, something sorely lacking.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Benfica look to bring old face home

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Benfica continue to look around the globe to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season after consecutive third place finishes in Portugal and the latest name linked to the club is former Seixal academy player Andre Gomes who is currently at Everton. The 28 year old last wore Benfica colours during the  2013/2014 season and has spent time at both Valencia and Barcelona before arriving in England with Everton.

Everton are ready to move on from Gomes as they look to raise funds for moves this summer and his return to Benfica will depend on the amount that Everton are looking to receive for the player. Benfica are not alone in their interest for Gomes as Portuguese rivals FC Porto are also said to be monitoring the situation closely. Gomes appeared in forty-one games with Benfica across all competitions, scoring four goals in that span.