The Reds player was being followed by Porto, tomorrow’s opponent
To what register It was learned that Benfica president, the player and his agent, Brazilian Gabriel Napoli, agreed to renew yesterday, but the papers will not be signed until next week. However, the Reds intentionally made the renewal announcement before the classic match against Porto, due to the Dragons’ interest in the French star.
Roberto Di Benedetto was one of Nuno Resende’s most used players. The arrival of the Frenchman and Neal Roca last season provided the defensive security and speed in transition that Benfica did not have in the 2021/22 season. Last season, they celebrated winning the Super Cup and the desired championship. Roberto has already scored seven goals in six matches this season, after being named in the top five of the Elite Cup.
The 26-year-old is poised to be the highest paid player on the team. The new contract will take effect from 2025. Roberto will see his salary gradually increase until 2029, and last season he will receive a clean 150,000 euros. He currently receives 70k per season.
With this file resolved, Benfica turns its attention to Neal Roca, the defender whose contract expires in 2025. Those responsible for the Reds view the two players as key players in the team’s present and future.
By Rafael Godinho
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