Benfica boss affirms offer dismissed for Liverpool and Man United target
Benfica has rejected down an offer for striker Carlos Vinicius, says Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira
Reports state Liverpool and Man United are excited about the 25-year-old, who has scored 20 goals and 12 assists this season.
Man United have purportedly allocated £35million for a move, however Benfica supposedly want to wait another year before selling so that they could get more money for him.
In any case, Vieira has stood up in the midst of the hypothesis and said an approach – from a unidentified club – has been made.
I got a proposal of £53.45m for Vinicius and didn’t sell. He is valued at €100m,’ the club president told BTV (via Liverpool Echo).
If not for the pandemic, Benfica would have had two players sold for €100m each.
Furthermore, intrigue allegedly comes further afield from Wolves, who could purchase Vinicius* and sell Raul Jimenez*.
Jimenez, who moved to Wolves at first on loan two summers prior, has become the club’s main thrust going ahead in the previous two seasons.
Vinicius, then, began his career in his local Brazil before moving to Europe in 2017 with Real SC.
The forward has since spent time at Napoli and Monaco ahead of his move to Benfica a year ago.
Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs attacking fortifications in the next transfer window, however his plans have purportedly changed.
Odion Ighalo extended his loan deal on Monday with the club, which has pushed the requirement for another striker down Solskjaer’s lists of needs.
Reports state Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still observes a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho as a need.
The England International has scored 20 goals and 20 assists in all competitions this term.
Different targets Man United are purportedly pursuing is Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.