Sunday , April 11 2021

THE BALL – Embaló protected with € 60 million clause (Benfica)



Umaro Embaló renewed his contract with Benfica until 2024. The 18-year-old has extended the bond to the incarnate for another year and receives a salary increase. On the other hand, Benfica is protecting itself from the interest that the Portuguese international has already aroused for the youth teams and sets a termination clause of DKK 60m. € close to, for example, the central defender Rúben Dias contract. [€66 M], already consolidated into the main team.

The signing of the new bond is proof of Benfica's confidence in Embaló. In January, still on a training contract, the winger was very close to signing for RB Leipzig. He even traveled to Germany accompanied by businessman Catió Baldé, but could not agree with the German emblem, unlike Benfica, which had negotiated a € 15 million transfer. Embaló returned to Seixal and contributed to the achievement of the title of National Junior Champion. Last season, by the way, the winger was used in Team B (3 games), under 23 (12J / 2 goals) and junior (20/11).

Embaló is one of many examples of talent retention expressed in the successive renewal of contracts, stressing that it is "very important for the club to look at the players in the formation".

“We have colleagues in the first team, and this is a demonstration of Benfica's focus on us. We just have to keep working and doing our best to become trusted by the club. Everyone's goal is to reach the first team. In my case, this is also my goal. But I'm in no hurry. Step by step, I want to do my best every day, ”said the young man, speaking to official club channels.

It is part of Team B, coached by Renato Paiva, and hopes to continue to "develop." Last Sunday, he scored the winning goal against Estoril at Seixal in the first round of League 2.

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