The Portuguese press continues to be convinced that André Almeida is, or was, a serious target for Leicester City.
The Foxes’ interest in the right-back has been recently reported, and local papers are now even following the club’s other moves in the market to see if they are going for Almeida or not.
Today, newspaper O Jogo takes claims from the British press to say that Leicester made an equire for Daniel Opare, showing that he would be a cheaper alternative than Almeida.
They claim that when the Foxes made contact to know Almeida’s price, they were asked for €15m. Definitely a lot more than Opare, who would be available for only £3m.
Almeida may have started the season as just another squad member, as he replaced Nelson Semedo after the move to Barcelona, but it turns out that the player’s season is getting much praise, not only for his skills, but also because of his dedication with the Eagles’ shirt.
One of his plays in Wednesday’s derby against Sporting even made it to Benfica’s Facebook page, where after winning a challenge with Fabio Coentrão, he celebrated slapping his club’s crest. And the fans loved it.