Posted on June 11, 2015 by Planet Benfica
Benfica are pressing ahead to sign Moroccan midfielder Mehdi Carcela-González from Belgian side Standard Liege.
The Liege born player was spotted arriving at the Lisbon International Airport this afternoon and he confirmed he was on his way to speak to new manager Rui Vitória.
"I am very happy, I know Benfica well and I've also heard of Rui Vitória. This is the biggest challenge of my career."
It is thought the 25 year old will cost Benfica around €3 to €4 million.
Posted on June 9, 2015 by Planet Benfica
Miralen Sulejmani has signed a 3-year deal with Swiss Super League side BSC Young Boys.
The Serbian winger arrived in Lisbon in 2013 on a free from Dutch side Ajax, and has lifted two Portuguese League titles, two League Cups and a Portuguese Cup in his short stay with Benfica.
The 26 year old found himself down in the pecking order behind Salvio and Ola John. His injury in the Europa League final against Sevilla didn't do him justice and the skills he possessed to bring a game to life.
Posted on June 8, 2015 by Planet Benfica
Victor Lindelöf has signed a professional contract with SL Benfica for a further 5 seasons until 2020.
The Swedish defender joined Benfica as a youth player in 2012/13 and apart from making countless of appearances for the B or lower sides, he has featured in first team football three times, twice in the Portuguese cup and once in the league against Porto away.
"I feel very proud to have this opportunity. I am happy to have signed a new deal because Benfica is a huge club."
Posted on June 5, 2015 by Planet Benfica
Posted on May 27, 2015 by Planet Benfica
In declarations to Portuguese entertainment magazine Caras, Benfica's Argentine winger Salvio stated that he would be more than happy to remain in Lisbon.
"A player never knows what is going to happen at the end of the season, but this is our home, we are happy here and have a good life. Everyone seems to like us, every day I receive messages to wish us luck, and we greatly appreciate all the love they have given us since we arrived. I want to stay here one, two, three or even 10 years. We are happy here."
Posted on May 26, 2015 by Planet Benfica
Benfica announced via their official website that Salvio suffered ligament injuries to his right knee against Marítimo last weekend and might be subject to surgery.
The 24-year-old Argentine winger has been highly coveted with a move away from the Portuguese capital in this summer transfer window, but the latest injury, has cast shadow over his immediate future.
It is the second time he suffers ligament injury to his right knee, the first, against Sporting in September 2013 making his return only five months later away to PAOK in February 2014 in the Europa League.
Posted on May 25, 2015 by Planet Benfica
Benfica and Valencia have reached an agreement for right-back João Cancelo. The Portuguese player, who will be 21 on May 27th, spent this season on loan with the Spanish club who have now made his contract permanent on a six-year deal until end of June 2021. The transfer fee was undisclosed.
Posted on April 8, 2015 by Planet Benfica
Benfica's youth hope Gonçalo Guedes has renewed with the club until the end of the 2021 season, with a €60m release fee clause stamped on his contract.
Guedes, 18, has been with Benfica since 2006 and has played at all youth levels until reaching Jorge Jesus' senior squad, making his senior debut against Sporting da Covilhã in the Portuguese Cup before appearing a handful of times in the domestic league.
"It's a great sentiment and I feel really proud. I would like to thank my dad and the Benfica president for all the support. This is a huge step in my career."
Posted on February 20, 2015 by Anonymous (not verified)
Cristante's move from AC Milan to Benfica in the summer caused shockwaves in the northern Italian city. The youngster was touted as one for the future for the 'rossoneri' squad.
Former Milan and Italy player Gennaro Gattuso gave his views to Portuguese paper A Bola and whilst applauding the midfielder's courage, he criticised his former club of not being able to hold on to him.
"It's difficult for a youngster to affirm himself in a team like Milan. It was important for him to have more experience in the Seria A before moving.
Posted on February 7, 2015 by Anonymous (not verified)
January transfer window verdict by Chris Santos
The transfer window is a curious thing for a Benfica fan. You can never fully predict what you get, no matter who you are or how much money you have. But these days it's come to mean one thing for certain. One, or possibly more, of our best players will be leaving. Take a look at the players who have been and gone in the era of Jorge Jesus and you have one hell of a team. If we weren't forced to sell, we could be challenging the big boys in the Champions League. Sadly, that is the stuff of dreams for now.