Eduardo Salvio’s chances of moving to Sunderland is starting become a ‘thing’ in Portugal, and the story has been spread through several newspapers.
When we saw the rumour in today’s edition of A Bola, we thought this would be one more saga set to drag on, since the newspaper published an article even without having one single update on the speculation.
However, Record seems to have something more interesting on a deal actually happening. They say the possibility of the transfer is real, as the Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira is in London to sell some of their players who have attracted interest from English clubs.
Despite negotiations being in it’s early stages, Record says the talks could “significantly advance in the next few hours”, as the player is’t seen to be in the Portuguese club’s plans for the next season.
Just like A Bola, Record also claim Benfica expect to sell him for €25m, which is much more than the €13m paid for him to Atletico Madrid in 2012.
The rumors regarding his move to the Premier League started when Salvio said it was his desire to play there. First the papers said he was heading to England, and only then Sunderland’s name was mentioned.
It sounds like a strange situation, but is similar to what has happened to Anderson Talisca, whose transfer to an English side seems to be closer to happening.
Once again, Record don’t say if Sunderland would be up for paying €25m to sign Salvio, and also haven’t mentioned how the Black Cats would get the player a work permit.