Benfica want to downsize the squad in this transfer window, and Nelson Verissimo took over yesterday, in anticipation of the trip to Arauca, which could lose players at any moment.
Serbian winger Radonic, 25, is considered a surplus in the current context, but the loan signed with Marseille does not provide for his suspension. Marseille also does not want Radonjic back at this point and will have to be the player to find a new crest that can be loaned in this window.
Midfielder Ferro wants to play and will have little space this season at Luz to do so. There is a green light to be given in this window, but he will not leave Luz before the League Cup is settled, because Otamendi’s absence from the quarter-finals due to the commitments of the Argentine team forces him to do so.
Midfielder Gedson will barely remain at Luz after January and his departure to Turkey could remain a reality despite Fatih Terim’s departure from Galatasaray’s technical leadership. The club is still keeping an eye on Gedson and the decision is now in the hands of Spaniard Dominic Torrent.
Moroccan midfielder Taarabt is another player that Benfica would like to leave in this winter market…forever. Al-Nusour agree to launch Taarabt for values of about five million euros. There are opinion polls, but they are waiting for concrete proposals to arrive.
Among the other names that Benfica would like to negotiate with is Seferovic, who has a contract until 2024, having seen the same extension for two more seasons in 2019. Both now, and at the end of the season, the Eagles are receptive. To the proposals of the Swiss, who has a dream: the Premier League.
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