Lindelöf and Marçal head lengthy list of summer departures

Victor Lindelöf

The 2016/17 season may have finished just four weeks ago, but there has already been a flurry of transfer activity since the Eagles hoisted the Portuguese cup at the Estádio do Jamor. Thus far, Haris Seferović and Filip Krovinović have been the highest profile arrivals, while Alex Pinto and Alan Júnior were recruited to bolster the B team.




Krovinović recruited from Rio Ave

Filip Krovinović

On Wednesday evening, Benfica unveiled their latest signing, Filip Krovinović, who joins from Rio Ave for a reported fee of €3 million. He has signed a five-year contract with the Eagles, which includes a €45 million release clause.




Ederson saga ends as Manchester City confirm transfer

After months of speculation, Ederson has finally been unveiled as a Manchester City player. Pep Guardiola’s side have spent €40 million (£34.7 million) to acquire the young shot-stopper, making him the most expensive goalkeeper in history in Pound Sterling, and the second most expensive in Euros. Ederson has penned a six-year contract, and his move will become official on July 1st.




Benfica plan for the future with Pinto capture

Benfica have continued their summer recruitment drive with the addition of Alex Pinto from Vitória de Guimarães. The 18-year old right-back has signed a six-year contract with the Eagles. Born in Guimarães, he is a lifelong Benfica fan.




Benfica snap up Swiss international Seferović

Benfica have wasted no time in making their first summer signing with the arrival of Swiss international striker Haris Seferović. The 25-year old joins on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract with Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt. He has penned a five-year contract.




January transfer window departures: Part II

Danilo

Besides the lucrative sales of Gonçalo Guedes and Hélder Costa, the signings of Filipe Augusto and Pedro Pereira, and the departure of Adel Taarabt to Genoa, there was plenty more transfer activity at Benfica during January. The majority of these transactions were outgoing loan deals. In the second of this two-part feature, we run through the foreign players that departed.




January transfer window departures: Part I

João Carvalho

Besides the lucrative sales of Gonçalo Guedes and Hélder Costa, the signings of Filipe Augusto and Pedro Pereira, and the departure of Adel Taarabt to Genoa, there was plenty more transfer activity at Benfica during January. The majority of these transactions were outgoing loan deals. In the first of this two-part feature, we look at the Portuguese players that have found new clubs.




Filipe Augusto aiming to seize his opportunity at Benfica

Filipe Augusto

Pedro Pereira was not Benfica's only signing on the final day of the January transfer window. The Eagles also recruited Filipe Augusto from Rio Ave, for an undisclosed fee. Like Pereira, Augusto has agreed a five-and-a-half year deal, which expires in summer 2022. The 23-year old midfielder is a client of Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes. He has been handed the number 6 shirt.




Pedro Pereira happy to complete his homecoming

Pedro Pereira

Benfica have strengthened their defence with the capture of Sampdoria right-back Pedro Pereira. The 19-year old returns to his former club after a season-and-a-half in Italy. Serbian midfielder Filip Đuričić has moved in the opposite direction as part of the transfer, turning his loan into a permanent deal. The Eagles are thought to have parted with €3 million plus Đuričić to bring Pereira back home. He will wear the number 23 jersey.




Wolves smash transfer record to recruit Hélder Costa

Hélder Costa

Benfica have completed their second major sale of the January transfer window, with the departure of Hélder Costa to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers. The dynamic winger has been on loan at Molineux since the start of the current season, and Wolves have opted to make his signing permanent by exercising their €15 million transfer option.




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