Wolves’ Portuguese striker should be reappointed this week and the Croatian is targeted by Udinese
Benfica will guarantee in the next few hours another reinforcement for the attack, although with no possibility of being launched immediately by Roger Schmidt. This is Gonçalo Guedes, a 26-year-old Portuguese international who has already finished the last season with an eagle on his chest, on loan from Wolverhampton, in a deal that is practically agreed to be extended until the end of the current season.
The scenario of Guedes’ continuity at Benfica, as O JOGO opportunely reported, was always included in the planning of those responsible for SAD, who are now finalizing the details regarding continuity. In order to retain the player who played 15 games in the last half-season – he scored two goals and provided an assist -, Benfica’s coffers will have to fully support a salary that will amount to around five million euros, but which will be « shortened » due to tax benefits of the Regressar program. And returning to the lawns should only happen later in the season, given that the player underwent surgery on his left knee in March.
Bench scorer target of strong greed
The tweaks in the attack might not stop there. After Genoa and, above all, Bologna considered the signing, Musa could be the target of a formal offer from Udinese in the final days of the transfer market. According to « Messagero Veneto », in information confirmed by our newspaper, the scorer who is used to jumping off the bench and scoring (he scored 11 of the 13 goals for Benfica in that condition) is seen as a solution to bridge the sale of Beto to Everton, consummated by an initial 31 million euros, plus eight in variable bonuses.
For the front of the eagles, an offer of around 10 million euros can be presented, which will force the red leaders to decide whether to sell and whether they are left with Arthur Cabral, Tengstedt and… Gonçalo Guedes or whether they choose to retain the Croatian international striker 25 years old, signed from Boavista last season in an investment of 6.5 million euros.