Bernardo Silva makes permanent move to Monaco

One of Benfica's top prospects from the Seixal football academy Bernardo Silva has made his loan move to AS Monaco permanent.

The Portuguese midfielder was loaned to French side Monaco in the summer and was supposed to return according to Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira, who made a u-turn on his word and sold fan favourite Bernando for EUR €15.75m.

Bernardo's EUR 30m clause is thought to not have been met however the sale was authorised by the club. 




Benfica's deadly duos

Planet Benfica's Chris Santos getting involved with the Football Collective network to give you his perfect partners list.

In terms of a proverbial terrible twosome, You could say Benfica come up a little short this season. Injuries, suspensions and of course, last summers mass exodus, have meant a squad in rotation while we reconstruct. Thankfully, it seems like a new team is emerging as our fantastic form in the league continues. There's certainly a few potential double threats for the future. In the meantime, enjoy some blasts from the past!



Rúben Amorim close to comeback

Rúben Amorim is expected to make his comeback in the near future as he began training with the squad a couple of day ago without any limitations.


Portuguese paper A Bola report that the Portuguese midfielder is close to his best and will be available for Jorge Jesus as early as next week.

Amorim suffered a serious ligament injury on 25th August against Boavista and has been sidelined since then. Benfica's «number 6» missed the first half of the season after undergoing surgery.





Benfica shut up shop: No more signings expected

Benfica have communicated on their official website that the club is no longer looking to sign players this January 2015 window.

Apart from pending enquiries with Jonathan Rodríguez, the Uruguayan centre forward who plays in Peñarol, Benfica have shut up shop after confirming German midfielder Hany Mukhtar yesterday.




Hany Mukhtar confirmed at Benfica

German player Hany Mukhtar has now been confirmed by SL Benfica. 

The youngster played his whole youth career at Hertha Berlin and now joins the Lisbon side from the German capital, signing a 5 year contract until 2020.




Paços de Ferreira loan Fábio Cardoso

Benfica B player Fábio Cardoso has confirmed that he will be leaving Benfica temporarily after 9 years at the Lisbon club.

The Portuguese central defender left a message on social networks to say goodbye until the end of the season.




January 2015 Transfer Window so far...

Transfer views from Planet Benfica's Chris Santos

Enzo who? The sale in early January of one of the latest midfield pearls from Jorge Jesus' production line had threatened to put a dent into Benfica's title credentials, but two solid 3-0 victories in the first two games of the post Enzo Benfica mean we continue with our eyes firmly on lifting the bi campeonato.




Benfica host Arouca for League Cup

Jorge Jesus will hold a press conference tomorrow at 16:00 local time on Benfica TV to preview the second League Cup group round against Arouca FC.




Benfica Foundation to build school in Cabo Verde

A Benfica committee, led by president Luís Filipe Vieira, arrived in Cabo Verde (Cape Green Islands) this morning accompanied by the Benfica Foundation directors Carlos Móia and Jorge Miranda, and also ex-Benfica forward Nuno Gomes.

The committee were received in the Government's presidential headquarters where they were met by prime minister Jorge Carlos Fonseca.




Silvio returns after 8 month absence

Benfica's left-back Silvio is now available for manager Jorge Jesus after 8 months of hardship on the sidelines.

The Portuguese international was named on the squad list in December for the Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen and more recently last week against Penafiel for the Liga game.

The 27 year-old is on loan from Atlético de Madrid since 2013, who allowed him to continue at the Lisbon side after sustaining the long term injury, fracturing both the fibula and tibia on his right leg.




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