Invincible this season, Grimaldo has numbers that no other Spanish player has achieved in the major European tournaments in terms of victories (23) and appeared in the group stage of the Champions League in a group with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, where he scored two goals and assisted the victory. UEFA Champions League Team of the Week. Moreover, he has proven to be a key player for Roger Schmidt.
He is the most used field player by Benfica this season, with 2,313 minutes, having already achieved the third best result in Luz with the current three. He has been used in 26 of 27 competitive matches this season – but he only failed to get into Rio Ave, between the two games with PSG, not leaving the bench. But in the rest, little or nothing escaped him, giving virtually no margin to the competition, i.e. Ristic, who, after playing 90 minutes against Rio Ave, plus 47 minutes against Caldas, in the Portuguese Cup, only had the right to crumbs. In terms of minutes, which indicates that, for Roger Schmidt, Grimaldo is, at this moment, an irreplaceable player in the eleven.
Seven months after terminating his contract with Benfica, Grimaldo is looking for an option that guarantees him complete freedom and financial independence, especially after joining his father’s club. He knows how far Benfica can go and he also knows that Luz cannot enter into the values that have been thrown at the negotiating table.
As reported by A BOLA in the last edition of the 24, Benfica and Grimaldo recently met to discuss the renewal during a meeting from which no agreement was reached, but which also did not leave the file in a situation not to be resolved in a favorable way. to incarnate.
It is now expected that a new round of negotiations will be scheduled to try to bring the two parties closer, and this should happen soon, given that the Reds do not intend to drag the situation beyond January and enter into a TV series that can participate. Somehow serving as a destabilizing factor for the second leg of the season.
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