Jonas commits to Benfica until 2019

Jonas has put pen-to-paper on a new contract with Benfica. The 32-year old forward had been committed to the Eagles until summer 2018, but he has now agreed a one-year contract extension, which will keep him at the club beyond his 35th birthday. He is now rumoured to be the highest paid player in the squad.

Pizzi and Ederson ink contract extensions


Pizzi and Ederson have reaffirmed their commitment to Benfica by signing new deals with the club. The Portuguese midfielder, 27, has extended his contract until 2022, and the Brazilian goalkeeper, 23, has renewed until 2023. Pizzi's minimum fee release clause has been increased to €45 million, while Ederson's is now €60 million.

Salvio extends contract until 2019

Eduardo ‘Toto’ Salvio has committed his future to Benfica, signing a new contract that ties him to the club until the summer of 2019. The Argentinean’s existing deal was set to expire in 2017, and he was said to be interesting Boca Juniors, but he has made no secret of his desire to remain in Lisbon.

Júlio César inks two-year contract extension

Following the signing of Kostas Mitroglou last Tuesday, veteran goalkeeper Júlio César has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract. The 36-year old stopper, who has won 87 caps for Brazil, announced his desire to finish his career at the Estádio da Luz. His new contract expires in the summer of 2018.

Salvio in contract negotiations with Benfica

There has been plenty of speculation about which players will be leaving Benfica this summer, but one player that is likely to remain is Eduardo Salvio. In declarations to the radio station ESPN 107.9, the Argentinean winger revealed that Boca Juniors are interested in acquiring his services, but that he is happy in Lisbon, and is currently negotiating a new contract with Benfica.

Contract renewal imminent for Júlio César

Goalkeeper Júlio César, currently sidelined with a ruptured adductor tendon, was interviewed by BTV before Monday night’s game against Tondela. Asked to provide an update on his contract negotiations, the Brazilian shot-stopper explained that the deal is almost done.

“All that’s left is to sign it! A frank relationship exists with the president, like that of a father and son. The renewal is practically sealed… all that’s left is to sign it, and the only reason that hasn’t happened yet is because the president has a lot of things on his hands.” 

Jardel reflects on 5 years at Benfica

After inking his new contract on Tuesday night, Jardel sat down with BTV, and was asked to reflect on his Benfica career to date. The Brazilian defender covered a wide range of topics, from his role as third captain, to his relationship with the fans.

Jardel renews contract until June 2020

Brazilian defender Jardel has extended his contract with Benfica. The 29-year old is now tied to the club until June 2020. Speaking to BTV on Tuesday night, he revealed his delight at renewing his deal.

“It is my second (contract) renewal. I’m very happy, very content. I feel valued. It is a joy for a player to renew their contract with a great club like Benfica. I feel grateful for everything, and honoured to wear this jersey.”

Fejsa extends contract until 2019

Ljubomir Fejsa has renewed his contract with Benfica until June 2019, a one-year extension to his existing deal.

The Serbian arrived from Greek side Olympiacos in 2013 for just under €5m.

Fesja featured regularly under Jorge Jesus until a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury left him on the sidelines for nearly 10 months. He is now a vital player for Rui Vitória and constantly alternates with Andreas Samaris for the defensive midfield position.

Contract extensions for first-team trio

Semedo and Sanches

Despite Benfica’s patchy form on the pitch, there was good news from the boardroom last week as Nico Gaitán, Nélson Semedo and Renato Sanches committed their futures to the club. Gaitán’s new contract ties him to Benfica until 2019, and includes a minimum fee release clause of €45 million. Semedo and Sanches have both renewed until 2021. Semedo’s release fee is €60 million, while Sanches’ has been set at €80 million.