Opinion: What Gabriel Barbosa will bring to Benfica

Gabriel Barbosa

Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa arrived at Benfica on transfer deadline day, looking to reignite his career after a disappointing first year in Europe with Inter Milan. The former Santos starlet has joined the Eagles on a season-long loan, and the deal includes a €25 million purchase option. So what should the Benfica fans expect from the player affectionately known as "Gabigol"? We asked South American and Italian football expert Jordan Russell.

Nélson Semedo seals Barcelona switch

Nélson Semedo

Benfica right-back Nélson Semedo has joined Barcelona, signing a five-year contract with the club ranked third in the latest UEFA rankings. The 23-year old fills a void that the Catalans have failed to satisfactorily address since the departure of Dani Alves to Juventus in June 2016.

Benfica announce Arango, Willock and Varela on hectic weekend of transfer activity

Cristian Arango

Colombian forward Cristian Arango has joined the Eagles from Millionarios for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year old is the first player to move between Millionarios and Benfica since the two teams announced a new sporting partnership last November. The Colombian club is believed to have retained a 50% share of the player’s economic rights. Arango is not entirely new to Europe, having spent the 2015/16 season with Valencia B. He has signed a five-year contract with Benfica.

Benfica sign Chrien after starring role at under-21 Euro 2017

Benfica have added another talented youngster to their ranks in the form of Slovakian youth international Martin Chrien. The 21-year old central midfielder joins from Czech side Viktoria Plzeň, after impressing at the under-21 European Championships this summer, where he scored against England and Sweden, and bagged an assist against Poland. He has signed a five-year contract with the Eagles. The fee has not been disclosed, but is believed to be around €1 million.

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


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.