John, Dawidowicz, Marçal and Fariña finalise loan exits

Four more players have left Benfica on loan, as the club continues to clear the decks before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.




Benfica pull the plug on Delgado move

Benfica released a statement late on Friday night denying the signing of Portuguese youth international Pedro Delgado from Inter Milan. The news comes almost a week after the Italian giants had announced the completion of the transfer on their own official website.




Steven Vitória to start afresh in Poland

Steven Vitória has left Benfica on a permanent basis, sealing a move to Polish side Lechia Gdańsk. The Luso-Canadian centre-back has agreed a 3 year contract with his new club, who finished 5th in Poland's top division last season.




Pedro Delgado returns to Portugal with Benfica

Benfica have snapped up Portuguese youngster Pedro Delgado from Serie A giants Inter Milan. The news was announced on the Italian club’s official website on Monday night. The Eagles have yet to comment, but Record report that the 19-year old has signed for around €300,000, penning a 5-year contract. He can operate as an attacking midfielder or a winger.




Summer transfer window: Taking stock and looking forward

Benfica kick-off their 2016/17 league campaign with a trip to Tondela on Saturday night, but the summer transfer window remains open until the end of the month. We scrutinise Benfica’s transfer activity to date, and ask what the fans should expect from the next three weeks.




Thirteen players depart on loan

Benfica have taken further steps to reduce their bulging first team and B team squads by sending 13 players out on loan. We summarise who has gone where.




Danilo arrives on loan from Braga

Benfica have completed the signing of Danilo Barbosa da Silva – better known simply as ‘Danilo’ – on a season-long loan from Braga. The 20-year old can be deployed as a defensive midfielder or a central midfielder. According to the Portuguese press, the Eagles have an option to purchase the youngster for €15 million next summer.




Raúl becomes Benfica’s record signing

Benfica have broken their transfer record for the second time this year. After buying the remaining 50% of Pizzi’s economic rights back in January, the club have now done the same with Raúl Jiménez. Coincidentally, both players were signed from Atlético Madrid.




Gaitán completes Atlético switch

Nico Gaitán Atlético

Nico Gaitán was officially unveiled as an Atlético Madrid player at the Estadio Vicente Calderón yesterday afternoon. Fans of the Champions League Finalists flocked to the stadium to catch a glimpse of their new star.




Opinion: Seven players in need of a fresh start (Part I)

On June 28th, Benfica announced a 32-man squad for the 2016/17 preseason calendar. Since then, the squad has grown even bigger with the arrivals of Guillermo Celis, André Carrillo, Andrija Živković and Óscar Benítez, and the promotion of Miguel Santos, Ivan Zlobin and Reinildo from Benfica B. Thus far, Vitaly Lystsov has been the only man to depart, joining Tondela on loan.

Neil Fernandes takes a look at seven players who did not make the preseason squad, and look destined to depart the Estádio da Luz this summer. In the first of this three-part series, Rúben Amorim and Steven Vitória come under the microscope.




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