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Crystal Palace complete loan signing of Benfica midfielder

The Daily Mail reports that Benfica midfielder Erdal Rakip has joined the South London club on loan for the rest of the season. Rakip, who is of Macedonian and Turkish descent, but plays for Sweden at under-21 international level, only joined Benfica from Swedish club Malmo earlier this month, but they have decided to send him immediately out on loan ...

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Manchester United scout Benfica left-back

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Manchester United reportedly had a scout in Portugal on Saturday night to watch the performance of left-back Alex Grimaldo as Benfica beat Vitoria Setubal. Grimaldo as the latest player to be linked with a move to Old Trafford as United continue to hunt for a long-term solution to what has become a problem position in the team. Luke Shaw is ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Renato Sanches

The ever efficient Bayern Munich’s transfer dealings completed another good purchase when they acquired Benfica’s Renato Sanches earlier this summer. The young Portuguese star had been linked with a move to Manchester United but ultimately he chose the five-time European champions. Sanches is only 18-year-old, but his reading of the game is well beyond his years. The youngster played only ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Giovanni Trapattoni

There are few managers in world football who boast of a CV as glowing as Giovanni Trapattoni’s. The Italian remains one of the very few to have won the league title across four European countries and he did it all with an unshakeable conviction in his methods. Trapattoni, a Milan native, spent almost his entire playing career with AC Milan ...

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