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…)
It seems like the trouble at the Estadio de Luz is not ending anytime soon. Benfica recently parted ways with Jesus Jorge with a poor form in results the straw that breaks the camel’s back in this saga. The Portuguese has been at loggerheads with key figures at the club, and it was always a matter of time before it happens.
Elsewhere there’s regret on the option to buy clause that was stated in Jota’s loan move to Celtic. Jota was seen as surplus to requirements in the summer by Jesus Jorge, and the player had to leave on a year loan deal to the Celtics. Celtics signed the player but also included an obligation to buy the player for just £6m. When the deal was made, this seemed like the perfect deal for all parties involved. (more…)
Portuguese giants Benfica are reportedly one of many big European teams eyeing a move for West Brom starlet Quevin Castro. The interest of Benfica in Portuguese talent Castro was confirmed by Suffolk News and that a lot of teams from his native Portugal are keeping an eye on his progress with the Baggies.
Castro, 20, appeared on the radar of big Portuguese teams such as Sporting Braga and Benficaafter having him watched by their scouts during the Carabao Cup second round clash with North London giants Arsenal in August. Arsenal skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang scored three times on the way to a 6-0 away win over the Baggies. Alexandre Lacazette, Nicholas Pepe and Bukayo Saka were the other goalscorers for the Gunners as they sealed a spot in the third round of the competition as a result of the heavy win over West Brom. Castro was given a start during the game against Arsenal. (more…)
Real Madrid loanee Reiner Jesus is attracting the interest of Portuguese Super League giants Benfica according to the latestmedia reports in his native Brazil. The interest of Benficawas revealed by Brazilian media portal Coluna do Fla. Reiner Jesus could be given a route out of his frustrations at Borussia Dortmund whom he joined on loan from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid at the start of the season.
Reiner Jesus has struggled to make an impact at Borussia Dortmund since his loan transfer from Real Madrid and Portuguese giants Benfica could offer him a lifeline when the January transfer window reopens in the next few weeks.Brazilian playmaker Reiner Jesus could join Benfica on loan if he agrees a deal with the UEFA Champions League campaigners. (more…)
Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is on the radar of German Bundesliga teams according to a report from fussball transfers. It was reported that the German top flight duo of Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen are monitoring the situation of the Uruguayan international striker at Portuguese giants Benfica.
Nunez, 22, has been attracting interest from bothBayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich for some time as reported by the aforementioned publication. The Benfica star is in hot demand and both Bayern and Leverkusen have already made an inquiry on the player. (more…)
There seem to be a lot of rumors circulating the future of Bournemouth starlet Arnaut Danjuma this summer, with reports linking him with moves to several clubs. The young Netherlands international forward has been a gem for Bournemouth since making his first senior appearance for the club and he has continued to be linked with an exit from the Cherries since then. At such a young age, Danjuma has been regarded as an exciting talent and has also been tipped to have a bright future ahead of him. After his spell with the Bournemouth youth team, he was spotted as one of the most impressive youngsters at the academy and was promoted to the first team.
Since getting his promotion, he hasn’t looked back and has continued to grow from strength to strength. He was handed his senior debut before the end of last season and is seen as a prospect. However, Bournemouth may have to sell him in the coming days or weeks as it continues to look hard for them to keep hold of the starlet following the continued interest from clubs around Europe. Benfica are not the only club that want to sign Danjuma this summer as he is being chased by Italian Serie A outfits, Lazio and Atalanta. (more…)
Italian capital club Lazio are reportedly in talks to sign Spanish left-back Alejandro Grimaldo from Benfica in the Portuguese top flight this summer. This is according to the latest reports from the Portuguese media. It was stated that Lazio want to sign the Benfica defender who has previously been linked to the Spanish La Liga duo of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
The specific report from Portuguese newspaper O Jogo says that Grimaldo has been identified as a player that could strengthen the left side of defence at Lazio with the club keen to back new manager Maurizio Sarri in the transfer market on the back of his appointment this summer. (more…)