Profiling the three Portuguese starlets that could succeed Ederson

André Moreira

Ederson continues to impress in a Benfica shirt, and despite renewing his contract last month, it would be no surprise if he were to move on in the summer. Manchester City may be at the front of the queue to secure his services; they are in dire need of a new goalkeeper, and Pep Guardiola is clearly a fan of ball-playing goalkeepers, of which the Brazilian is certainly one. If the 23-year old departs before the start of next season, who is likely to replace him?




Transfer Rumour Roundup: July

With just a week to go until the new season kicks off with the Supertaça against Braga, we review the biggest transfer rumours involving Benfica from the past month.




Transfer Rumour Roundup: June

With the new season less than a month away, we take a look at the biggest transfer rumours of the past five weeks, excluding those transfers that have already been completed.




Transfer Rumour Roundup: May

The domestic season is over, and the transfer ‘silly season’ has begun. Read on for a comprehensive summary of all the major transfer rumours involving Benfica from May, both incoming and outgoing.




Opinion: Why Marko Pjaca’s agent is wrong to ignore Benfica

Benfica have been linked with a summer move for Dinamo Zagreb’s talented young winger Marko Pjaca, but his agent has dismissed the possibility of such a move, causing consternation amongst the Benfica supporters. Jordan Russell explains why the Estádio da Luz would be the perfect place for the Croat to develop as a footballer.




Ola John open to permanent Reading move

Benfica fans may have seen the last of Dutch winger Ola John at the Estádio da Luz. The 23-year old is on a season-long loan at Championship side Reading, and is keen to make the move permanent.

Speaking to local newspaper Get Reading, John revealed that his future is still undecided: “I have one year left with Benfica, and I don’t know what they want. I haven’t spoken with them yet. We will do that in the summer and then I’ll see what my options are, and what Reading can do of course.”




Transfer rumour roundup: Departures

Đuričić, Lindelöf and Taarabt

With the transfer window drawing to a close, we review the most plausible transfer rumours surrounding Benfica. In the second of this two-part feature, we examine the players that could depart the Estádio da Luz.

Filip Đuričić has barely featured under Rui Vitória, and was banished from the first-team after his much-publicised spat with Rui Costa. The Serb has since apologised and returned to the squad, but still looks likely to depart the club, with Anderlecht and PAOK the front-runners for his signature (A Bola, Record).




Transfer rumour roundup: Arrivals

Živković and Jović

With just 10 days remaining before the transfer window slams shut, we summarise the most credible transfer rumours concerning Benfica. In the first of this two-part analysis, we take a look at the club’s transfer targets.

Following the arrival of Ivan Šaponjić last week, Benfica continue to scour the Serbian market for young talent. The latest names to be linked are Andrija Živković (pictured above left) and Luka Jović (above right).