Benfica accelerates negotiations on three priority targets

SAD does not want to leave the offensive reinforcement of the workforce lying around. David Neres’ process is almost complete and SAD are also highlighting the swift conclusion of the signings of winger Ricardo Horta and attacking midfielder Gotze.

The reinforcement of the most offensive positions is progressing and Benfica SAD officials are seeking to speed up the files pending for finalization in the coming days. In fact, and according to O JOGO, the process of hiring David Neres, the winger of Shakhtar, is about to be closed, with the parties having approximate positions, regarding the salary of the Brazilian player, in the last hours , with direct contact with its business manager, Giuliano Bertolucci.

The agreement is total between the Reds and the leaders of the Ukrainian emblem, as we have already reported, the relief of the debt of Shakhtar being the basis of the agreement, since it only paid three of the 18 million agreed with Benfica at the start of the season. for the signing of Pedrinho. Overcoming this obstacle, and ensuring the yes of the 25-year-old Brazilian international, the structure led by President Rui Costa left for the salary adjustment.

David Neres, hired by the Ukrainians of Ajax in January, was seduced by a salary which exceeds three million euros net, an unbearable amount for the accounts of Benfica, which should spend more than six a year. However, given the situation in Ukraine and the interest in playing for a great Portuguese player, the contacts developed in recent hours have resulted in a closer relationship, which could lead to an agreement in which the eagles pay a premium of signature which compensates for a salary of around two million euros.

This means that, according to Benfica SAD predictions, the David Neres deal should be completed very soon, but he won’t be the only one to attack quickly. GAME have found that Braga winger Ricardo Horta is also on the cards to be shut down in the coming days. Benfica believe that the 20 million euros demanded by Arsenalistas leader António Salvador could be reduced to amounts not exceeding the 15 million threshold, with the eagles counting on the full availability of the 27-year-old to return to the club. the house where graduated.

The third attacking card to put on the table immediately – besides the furthest reinforcement (see page 11) – is the name of Gotze, a 29-year-old attacking midfielder from PSV Eindhoven, coached aptly by Roger Schmidt. At the request of the latter, Rui Costa will have planned to proceed with the hiring of the German player who has in his contract a termination clause of four million euros, this after the coach rested the red leaders on the effects of the disease that for some years has affected the environment.

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