The left-back is a year away from ending his contract with the Eagles and has already informed SAD that he has no intention of continuing. There are therefore two possibilities: the sale in this closed season (or in January) or the departure without compensation for Benfica at the end of the season.
Grimaldo has completed his seventh season at Benfica. He won eight titles, including three national champions, and he dominated most of them: at first Eliseu was gaining ground, then he suffered a serious injury in the middle of 2016/2017, but since then he has been a cornerstone of the team.
At 26, and after graduating from Barcelona, the player believes he is fully satisfied with what he experienced at Luz and, if necessary, will gladly stay another season, although he has determined that the summer of 2023 will be dictate your deadline to leave and seek a new experience in your career.
8 official titles
The player has already been in the accounts of the Spanish national team, although he has not yet made his debut, something he himself is very ambitious. That and playing in a more competitive league than Portuguese, with a clear preference for Spanish, although with full openness to exploring other possibilities.
Now the ball is in Benfica’s court. SAD tried, by all means, to reconnect with the player for the last two seasons, but without success. It won’t be about money or dissatisfaction with a situation, but because Grimaldo thinks the cycle is coming to an end. From then on, the eagles will try to figure out if the solution is to sell and make a financial contribution (for a while they asked for 20 million euros, but now they will accept it at lower values) or if they keep it to maximize athletic performance. . Roger Schmidt will also have a vote on the matter.
Remember that Grimaldo recently entered the eleven more regular from year to year zerozero and was also chosen for the eleven of the readers.
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