Alejandro Grimaldo has become Benfica on the side he promised In his time as a shining promise in the Barcelona quarry and the financial situation of the Lisbon club forces them to exploit his appeal. Indisputable in The EaglesIn recent months, there have been many clubs related to the left back: Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, United … However, now there are three more who are taking the lead.
The Shakhtar Donetsk, according to ‘Record‘, is the team with the most ballots to win the Barça youth squad, with Lazio (the romani came into the equation with force days ago) and Manchester City lagged behind. Y They do it taking advantage of the sales of Jorge Jesús. And it is that, if in 2019 the price of the player was around 50 million euros, as published by the Italian press before the interest of Juve, now the amount they demand from Lisbon is 20. Thus, it is understood that the list of suitors is so bombastic.
This reduction in claims is explained by the situation Benfica is experiencing at the moment. The powerful investment made last summer has not been rewarded by sports performance, since Sporting de Portugal took over the Portuguese league and there were no successes to celebrate at European level. Thus, in order to balance accounts, Grimaldo could follow in the footsteps of Nuno Tavares, who has been transferred to Arsenal in exchange for 8 million euros.
Capital gains despite sales
The termination clause of the Valencian is 60 million and his contract ends in 2023, after the renewal signed in 2019. But This context does not prevent Benfica from agreeing to dispose of one of their best assets for 30 million less of those that marked its label only two years ago. Of course, the capital gain that Grimaldo would leave in the club’s coffers, discounts aside, would be important, since arrived at Estádio da Luz in 2016 for just 2.1 million euros. There I was 20 years old and it was a promise. Now he would leave the club with 25 and come true.