Grimaldo, the desired

The Benfica player could be out in the next few hours. According to O Jogo, Lazio would be close to signing him. Barcelona and Atlético, also interested.


Grimaldo is one of the most coveted footballers on the transfer market. The left-back could leave for an acceptable amount and his great projection allows him to arouse the interest of many teams on the continent. In fact, two of them are Spanish: Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid. However, it seems that his future is not to return to the country that saw him grow as a footballer, but to try the adventure in Italy. According to O Jogo, Benfica and Lazio are already negotiating for the player.

Negotiations are currently advanced. So much so that the Portuguese club has already found a replacement for him. Always according to the information presented by O Jogo, Gil Dias, who has played this season on loan at Famalicao and who belongs to Monaco, would be the chosen one. At 24 years old, he has a lot of prospects for the future, he knows the Liga NOS and would be economically viable. At the moment, the amount by which Grimaldo could go to Calcium has not been filtered.

Barcelona, for its part, seems to be moving away from what was once the main option to reinforce the left side in the face of the foreseeable departure of Junior Firpo and the need to find a guarantee replacement for Jordi Alba. The club, which has reinforced its commitment to house men with the arrival of Joan Laporta, saw him as a very good option. In addition, he grew up in the entity and was liked by Ronald Koeman and his coaching staff. The name was put on the table, but it seems that Lazio has gone ahead.

Spanish is, to date, the sixth player with the highest market value in the Portuguese league, with 22 million euros according to Transfermarkt. He has been indisputable this season with Benfica, who consider that it is time to let him out. Grimaldo welcomes returning to Spain, but the emergence of Lazio seems to change his ideas. His current entity wanted to get around 20 million for him, although the conditions of the negotiation have not come to light. The issue is hot and could be resolved in the next few hours.

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