Mitroglou joins Benfica on a permanent basis

Benfica have announced the permanent signing of Kostas Mitroglou, on a 4-year contract that runs until 2020. The Greek international spent the entire 2015/16 season on loan at the club from Championship side Fulham. His loan contract included a transfer option that Benfica have now exercised, involving a fee in the region of 7 million Euros.




Bayern Munich announce shock Renato Sanches swoop

Renato Sanches FCB

Bayern Munich have today announced the surprise signing of Renato Sanches from Benfica. Following weeks of speculation regarding a summer move to Manchester United, the Bavarians have sensationally beaten their rivals to the signature of the 18-year old midfielder.




Carrillo to swap Sporting for Benfica

André Carrillo

Peruvian winger André Carrillo will make a sensational summer switch from Sporting Lisbon to Benfica. After a week of fevered speculation, Sporting announced the news on their official website last night. The player nicknamed 'The Snake' has agreed a five-year contract, and will join Benfica on July 1st 2016.

It is alleged that the 24-year old will receive a net annual salary of €2 million, in addition to a €2.5 million signing-on fee. No transfer fee is involved, since Carrillo’s contract with Sporting is set to expire.




Jović eager to learn from Jonas

Luka Jovic

In his first interview since joining Benfica, teenage striker Luka Jović pinpointed Jonas as the player he is expecting to learn the most from.

"I saw the game [against Moreirense] and think that Benfica played very well. We were able to score four goals, and Jonas stood out… I think that he is a very good player, alongside Nico Gaitán. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to play next to them.”




Deadline day roundup: Jović signs and youngsters depart

Luka Jovic

There was a flurry of late activity at Benfica last night, as the transfer window came to a close. Luka Jović (pictured) penned a five-and-a-half year deal with the club, while four youngsters left the club on loan.




Đuričić departs for Anderlecht

Filip Đuričić

Serbian midfielder Filip Đuričić has departed Benfica, joining Anderlecht on loan until the end of the season. The Belgian heavyweights currently sit third in the Belgian Pro League, five points behind leaders Gent. Đuričić will wear the number eleven jersey for his new club. Addressing the media, Đuričić revealed his excitement at the prospect of regular first-team football.

“It was my choice. I’m satisfied and this is the most important thing. My priority was to find a club where I had the chance to play, and I think that I have found the best place to do so. My main objective at Anderlecht is to play, win the league and qualify for the Champions League.”




Benfica capture Serbian starlet Ivan Šaponjić

Saponjic

Benfica have made their second signing of the transfer window, once more investing in youth with the acquisition of Ivan Šaponjić. The 18-year old Serbian striker arrives from Partizan Belgrade, and has penned a five-and-a-half-year contract. The fee is in the region of 1.5 million Euros.




Cristante loaned to Palermo

Cristante

Bryan Cristante has joined Palermo on loan until the end of the season. The 20-year old will wear the number 24 shirt for his new club, and could make his debut against Verona on Sunday. Palermo have an option to acquire the midfielder permanently in the summer, although the fee has not been disclosed.




Grimaldo eager to win titles with Benfica

Alex Grimaldo

Alex Grimaldo was unveiled as a Benfica player on Tuesday, becoming their first signing of the winter transfer window. After passing his medical and penning his new contract, the young Spaniard spoke to Benfica TV about his move.

"They told me that Benfica wanted to sign me in the winter transfer window and I'm very content. It is a great club. To come to this club is always very special... it is very special! It is a very big opportunity to be at one of the best clubs in the world, where I can win titles."




Benfica secure Pizzi's economic rights

Pizzi

Following the signing of Alex Grimaldo from Barcelona, Benfica have moved to secure full ownership of attacking midfielder Pizzi. Benfica have paid 8 million Euros to acquire the remaining 50% of his economic rights from former club Atlético Madrid. 




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