THE BALL – Benfica accelerates David Neres (Benfica)

The interest is not new, but in recent weeks Benfica has taken very significant steps in the process and is close to getting a deal with Brazilian winger, 25-year-old David Neres, who left Ajax for Shakhtar Donetsk in January.

The war scenario in Ukraine left Neres – like all footballers in the country – in a delicate situation and had to sign another club to continue playing for as long as the conflict with Russia lasted.

The striker is very pleased with Benfica, who quickly left the field to bring the player, not on loan, but permanently, relying on good relations with Shakhtar and the fact that the Ukrainians have not yet managed to pay 18 million euros. debt to Pedrinho: A striker who moved from Luz last summer.

The activity is not closed, but it may stay very soon. The biggest hurdle at this point is still the high salary a player wants to earn.

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