Guillermo Celis is Benfica's latest recruit

Benfica have continued their summer recruitment drive with the signing of Colombian international midfielder Guillermo Celis. The 23-year old has put pen to paper on a 5-year contract.




André Carrillo unveiled as a Benfica player

Peruvian winger André Carrillo was officially presented as a Benfica player today. The 25-year old arrives on a free transfer, following the expiration of his contract with cross-town rivals Sporting Lisbon. He has signed a five-year contract.




Jhon Murillo joins Nacional on loan

Benfica's Venezuelan winger Jhon Murillo has signed for Nacional da Madeira on a season-long loan deal. Murillo joined Benfica in May 2015 from Venezuelan club Zamora FC, inking a 5-year contract. He has yet to play a competitive game for the Eagles, having spent his first season in Portugal on loan at Tondela.




Cristante seals loan move to Pescara

Italian midfielder Bryan Cristante has sealed a season-long loan move to Serie A side Pescara. It is the 21-year old’s second spell back in his homeland since he joined Benfica from AC Milan, after he spent the second half of last season on loan at Palermo.




Franco Cervi completes long-awaited arrival

Franco Cervi has given his first extended interview since touching down in Lisbon, speaking exclusively to BTV. The Argentinean arrives at Benfica from Rosario Central, treading an identical path to Ángel di María in 2007.




Benfica capture Croatian starlet Branimir Kalaica

Benfica have announced the signing of 18-year old Croatian defender Branimir Kalaica. The commanding centre-back arrives from Dinamo Zagreb and has penned a six-year contract.




Gaitán edges closer to Atlético Madrid move

Benfica and Atlético Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of Nico Gaitán. The deal was announced on the Spanish club's official website earlier this evening, and was rapidly confirmed by Benfica. The fee, as rumoured, will be €25 million.




Benfica sell Jonathan Rodríguez to Santos Laguna

Benfica have sold their 22-year old Uruguayan striker, Jonathan Rodríguez, to Mexican side Santos Laguna.

Rodríguez began his career with Uruguayan giants Peñarol, and caught Benfica's eye by scoring 20 goals in his first 49 games as a professional. The Eagles snapped him up in January 2015, paying around €2 million for 40% of his economic rights. Santos Laguna are rumoured to have paid €3.5 million for the forward, meaning that Benfica will receive €1.4 million and Peñarol stand to earn €2.1 million.




Homecoming for Benfica youth product André Horta

Benfica have announced the signing of 19-year old midfielder André Horta. The Portuguese youngster was born in Almada, just across the river from Lisbon, and spent 8 years at Benfica’s academy, between 2004 and 2012.

Horta has impressed in the Liga NOS at neighbours Vitória de Setúbal, prompting the Benfica hierarchy to bring him back to the club. The move was originally disclosed by Vitória President Fernando Oliveira at the beginning of May, but Benfica elected to wait until the end of the season before unveiling the player. He has signed a 5-year deal.




Mitroglou delighted to remain at Benfica

Kostas Mitroglou sealed his €7 million move from Fulham to Benfica on Tuesday, following a successful loan spell at the club this season. After posing for photographs with club president Luís Filipe Vieira, the Greek striker revealed his joy in an interview with BTV.

"I'm very happy. This was my objective. I wanted to come (here) to prove that I was able to help the team, and I'm very happy to stay."

"I had heard many good things [about Benfica], but personally (it has) surpassed my highest expectations. At Benfica, everything is incredible... the team, the fans, everything!"




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