In the summer transfer window, Liverpool splashed the cash to sign Uruguayan striker, Darwin Nunez, from Benfica. Now, they are interested in luring yet another South American player from the Eagles. The starlet in question is Argentine midfielder, Enzo Fernandez. The 21-year-old moved to the Liga Nos giants in the summer transfer window and has already proved to be brilliant.
Portuguese giants Benfica have known their Champions League group stage opponents after the draw took place in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Thursday. Benfica sealed their place in the Champions League this season via the playoffs. They had to go through the playoffs after finishing third behind Sporting Lisbon and champions FC Porto in the Portuguese top flight last season.
Scottish Premiership giants Aberdeen are on the verge of signing striker Luis Lopes from Portuguese side Benfica. The 22-year-old attacking talenthas never played for the first team at Benfica, but he’s a regular for the Benfica B team. Lopes has 11 goals in 42 appearances for Benfica B.
Lopes, 22, nicknamed Duk, has represented both Portugal and Cape Verde on the international scene. The attacker played for Portugal at Under-18 and Under-19 levels before he made the decision to represent Cape Verde at senior level. He made his debut for Cape Verde at senior level last month. (more…)
Scottish Premiership side Hibernian are leading the race to sign Jair Tavares from Benfica in the Portuguese top flight. This is according to Edinburgh News as it was revealed that the winger will undergo his medical at Hibernian on Wednesday.
Tavares, 21, has attracted the interest of Hibernian and other clubs on the back of his impressive displays for the Benfica B-team during the just concluded season. Hibs are said to be in pole position for the Benfica player. (more…)
Tottenham could be ready to bid for Sporting CP midfielder Joao Palhinha amid interest from Premier League rivals. According to Jornal de Noticias (h/t Sport Witness), Tottenham are interested in signing Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha in the summer and plan to make a bid to test Sporting CP’s resolve.
Tottenham could be entering into a decisive transfer market in recent years, with Antonio Conte expected to spearhead the charge. Spurs will surely be hoping to qualify for the Champions League through league standings to boast better chances to attract players they want. (more…)
Benfica striker Darwin Nunez has refused to rule out a move away from his Portuguese club this summer in his latest interview as monitored by English publication Daily Star. When asked about his future at Benfica shortly after the second leg clash with hosts Liverpool in the Champions League quarterfinals, Premier League target Nunez said that his focus is on Benfica at the moment before adding that we will see at the end of the season.
Benfica have been very impressive in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) this season and they are deserving of their place as one of the best eight teams in the world.
Portuguese giants Benfica were responsible for the demotion of Barcelona from the Champions League to the Europa League after they finished ahead of the Catalan giants in Group E as far as the group stage campaign this season is concerned. German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich finished at the top of Group E ahead of Benfica, Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv of Ukraine in that order. (more…)