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“Pavlidis has everything Benfica needs and is looking for.”

“Pavlidis has everything Benfica needs and is looking for.”

Hey The summer transfer window opens in less than a month, and Benfica are already looking for a new option up front, after a season in which Arthur Cabral, Kasper Tingstedt and Marcos Leonardo were 'rotated' in the position.

Vangelis Pavlidis, who has scored 33 goals and six assists after 46 appearances for Alkmaar in 2023/24, is one of the names that has pleased the management led by Rui Costa and Ivo Pinto, who have not been surprised by him as a defender for Fortuna Sittard.

“He's a real fox forward, he hides a lot from the centre-backs and attacks the ball very well when crossing. He's a box player, but he has a good connection with the game, but his favorite area is the pitch.” The area,” he began by saying.

He continued: “No matter the crosses or the last steps, he always appears at the right moment. He always plays on the edge of offside, which he does very well, and he is a natural striker. He is almost an old-fashioned striker.” Statements he made to the newspaper O Jogo.

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“It is unbelievable what he does in Alkmaar, in the league with Ajax, Feyenoord and Eindhoven, and his ability to finish the match and make the difference even in matches against the big teams (…). He is a player who has everything Benfica needs.” “Their needs and what they are looking for,” he concluded.