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.
Benfica striker Lopes will become the seventh summer signing at Aberdeen once he’s able to secure a visa. Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin is keen to boost the attacking options in his squad ahead of the new Scottish league season with the signing of Lopes. In his squad at the moment, Goodwin has Christian Ramirez and new signing BojanMiovski as his only central striker options. If Lopes completes his move from Benfica to Aberdeen,Goodwin will have three central strikers in his squad.
Goodwin and Aberdeen have been very busy in the transfer market this summer. The Scottish Premiership giants have recruited goalkeeper KelleRoos and midfielder YlberRamadani. Also, the defensive trio of Jayden Richardson, Liam Scales and Anthony Stewart.Ramadani is the latest signing and he arrived at Cormack Park to meet with his new teammates for the first time.
Aberdeen were in competitive action for the first time this season with the 2-0 win over lower league opposition Peterhead in the Scottish League Cup. Stewart, Richardson, Roos and Scales made their competitive debuts during the game. Anthony Stewart was the captain during the game.
Scottish giants Aberdeen have recouped a significant transfer fee this summer with the sales of Lewis Ferguson and Calvin Ramsay.