Cátio Baldé, manager of Úmaro Embaló, revealed that the winger was released by Benfica, not entering the accounts of the next season. With a contract with the eagles until 2024, the 21-year-old is cleared to find a new club to pursue his career.
This season, Embaló has been used 30 times in the B team, having provided 12 assists and four goals.
Cátio Baldé leaves several criticisms on the “regrettable” way in which SAD incarnate has managed the player’s career, recalling the failed transfer of Embaló to Leipzig, for 20 million euros, in 2018. what happened”, proclaims the businessman, also revealing an agreement with Southampton that fell, explaining to Cátio Baldé that the transfer was not closed due to “absurd commissions” demanded by businessman César Boaventura.
Cátio Baldé says he is surprised by Embaló’s lack of opportunities in the main team and stresses that the athlete was ‘despised’ by Benfica. “In January, Basel wanted Umaro, there was an offer of 3.5 million euros for 50% of the pass. There was an agreement for the transfer, but suddenly Benfica came back, saying they wanted Embaló to stay because they would have a first-team opportunity,” the businessman said. in conclusion: “Today he is expelled and completely despised by Benfica (…) It hurts and it is revolting. I do not understand and do not accept dishonest explanations. Umaro deserved respect and dignity.