We’ve been covering Eduardo Salvio’s saga for a few weeks now, and the situation has never changed much. The player wants a move to England, as he’s said in a few interviews, and Benfica would be waiting for offers.
The Portuguese club are not counting on him for the next season, but would still want to make a big profit by selling him. The local reports said they hope of making €25m.
In their Sunday edition, Diário de Notícias had an article talking about many Benfica players who could be leaving the club this summer, and Salvio was among them.
They didn’t make much noise, but in a unpretentious paragraph, there it was: the Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira was in London to talk to Sunderland, who are offering €25m for the winger.
That’s great news for Benfica. It’s such a coincidence that an English club would show up offering exactly the amount the club wanted to receive.
It’s just a bit strange that it didn’t even make the article’s headline, neither was it mentioned in the other papers.
Sunderland’s interest in Salvio has been reported in the past week, but we’ve always considered it unlikely for the Black Cats to pay that amount for the 26-year-old.
If they do, it will certainly make the headlines.