Show Must Go On – Benfica Transfer Window Summary


Benfica logoTransfers windows haven’t been kind to Benfica recently and there were no exceptions this winter window with the departure of the influential Argentine Enzo Perez, who left the club to join rejuvenated Valencia in Spain for €25 million. The Portuguese League Player of the Year was joined by highly rated Portuguese youngster, Bernardo Silva on the way out of Lisbon as his loan deal with resurrected French side Monaco was made permanent for €15,75 million. On the other hand, there were some additions to the Benfica side, the more notable being Jonathan Rodríguez who joined the Portuguese giants on a two-year loan deal following controversies. Continue reading

Jonathan Rodriguez to be a Revelation for Benfica?


Jonathan Rodriguez, pictured at right, is highly touted as a star for the future. Photo: SL Benfica

Jonathan Rodriguez, pictured at right, is highly touted as a star for the future. Photo: SL Benfica

Peñarol’s twenty-one year old Uruguayan striker, Jonathan Rodriguez has been the hot topic for Benfica transfer news since the departure of Enzo Perez to Valencia and has now been confirmed to be joining, awaiting his medical. With a misfiring Lima leading the line for Benfica, it could be the perfect time for the fresh legs of the young Uruguayan. Continue reading

How Benfica Will Suffice Without Enzo Perez


Perez has already become an integral member of Valencia's first team. Photo: Alberto Saiz/Associated Press

Perez has already become an integral member of Valencia’s first team. Photo: Alberto Saiz/Associated Press

On the 2nd January, Benfica’s talisman Enzo Perez was confirmed to joining Spanish team Valencia, who have already taken the talents that were Rodrigo and Andre Gomes off them in addition to loaning promising Portuguese rightback Joao Cancelo. Huge question marks were brought up as to how Benfica would now replace the Argentine who had just come off the back of a sensational season, helping Benfica to a historical domestic treble and winning the Primeira Liga Player of the Year. Continue reading