The Ball – Rui Costa devastating with Enzo: President (Benfica) said everything

Benfica president Rui Costa spoke to members and followers this Thursday to assist all of the arrivals and departures in Benfica’s squad within the January market, with an emphasis on the switch of Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea for 121 million euros. The Reds president was really devastating for the midfielder, guaranteeing he did everything for the Argentine to remain at Benfica till the top of the season.

Everything Rui Costa said:

Renewal with Grimaldo: “Since the summer season, now we have been renewing our younger individuals (Morato, Antonio Silva, Henrique Araujo, Florentino). We have additionally virtually closed the renewal with Vlachodimos, Andre Gomes. They are gamers we need to maintain at house. Negotiations are ongoing with all of them. Everyone has a dedication, we’re all right here for a similar factor till the top of the season.”

Ending with Andre Almeida: “He’s one among us. For a few years within the service of the membership, he received 15 titles, he deserves the respect of all. We got here to this conclusion collectively. After the damage, he was used little or no, under no circumstances this yr. The contract expires on the finish of the season, and Andre’s termination on the finish of the market provides him the chance to proceed his profession instantly. It wasn’t all the time understood however it was extraordinarily essential to the crew and the locker room. “

Haris Seferovic on mortgage at Celta: “He did not have the use we needed in Turkey, he went to Spain and deserves respect like everybody else. It is our wealth.”

Henrique Araujo, Joao Victor and Paulo Bernardo on mortgage: “We need no younger particular person to be stunted. We had been all anticipating extra from Henrik on this first half of the season. He did not have that and everything that comes from right here is supposed to stunt that development, similar to Paulo Bernardo. A return to the B crew is not going to be a development part. We have executed this earlier than with Florentino and he has executed nicely this yr. They depart the consolation zone to allow them to come again. A Rui Costa additionally went by this. The barometer is Florentino, who was on mortgage, got here again and is the crew’s starter at present.

We selected a championship for Henrik that can give the striker what he wants, he’ll develop, I’ve little doubt. We rely on him in addition to Paulo Bernardo. Joao Victor went to France and joined Brooks state of affairs, not getting used till the top of the season, he will likely be virtually stopped. He will get used to European soccer, he comes from Brazil and being in France he’ll adapt.”

Enzo shouldn’t be an choice: “We already confirmed that we’re prepared for all conditions, whether or not exit or entry. We deserve this high quality, I imagine. Enzo’s state of affairs began on the finish of December and we’re all the time prepared for any state of affairs with influential gamers within the crew, however the market Enzo was prone to proceed lower than 10 hours earlier than the shut. All the targets now we have, as you possibly can think about, will likely be extremely troublesome to herald two days after the market closes. Not solely have the golf equipment allow them to go, however a participant value €10M is now value €50M. Perfection would not occur and now we have to belief the gamers now we have. I take it upon myself to not convey anybody in. Sometimes one leaves and one other is born, take a look at Antonio Silva, the centerpiece of the crew. We weren’t going to herald a participant to say we signed somebody, It is with their assist that we are going to attain this crew. There is nothing mistaken with the title technical crew and nothing has failed in that regard until date. This has been a rare season and I urge followers to not look again.

Commission: «When you signal a participant of this caliber, with a number of market, you possibly can’t do it with out giving the agent a promote order, 10 %, fundamental. This is the place they make cash and that is the one technique to get such a participant. It would not simply occur at Benfica, 10 % needs to be paid whether or not it is bought below the clause or not. We diminished this quantity on this transaction. We managed to cut back the fee by 3.5 %, that is a part of the foundations of the sport, no businessman accepted to come back right here with out guaranteeing that slice.»

A fee of €121M: «Payment will likely be made in installments. This settlement solely takes place when €4.5M is withdrawn from the representatives which permits us to have a cushion to pay curiosity on installments. For us, it is like an on the spot operation if we would like and want it. It was no coincidence that this enterprise was as much as market timing. We did everything to maintain him right here.”

Enzo’s Sales Process: The proposal reappeared two days earlier than the market closed and Enzo was demanding. We confirmed him all prospects to remain right here however he didn’t present any openness to remain. We got here up with an answer to outlive the top of the yr with out dropping a single penny. At dinner on the thirty first, I proposed to the desk that they purchase it now and choose it up in the summertime, considerably lowering the promoting worth. However, the participant was fully adverse about staying at Benfica and that is the place issues change and Benfica followers have to alter with me.

However, a participant who doesn’t need to keep doesn’t decide to a membership. I did not need to keep even with out dropping the Euro! This is the place I believed that Enzo wouldn’t be capable to play for Benfica anymore. I’ve to handle the membership and I did not need Enzo at Benfica as president and as a supporter. Enzo may now not go into Benfica’s locker room. We had already determined to rent him, figuring out that he may solely are available December. What we try to construct is a crew dedicated to the membership and I didn’t need Enzo to put on the Benfica jersey. I cannot cry over a participant who doesn’t need to characterize Benfica. Trust the gamers now we have. The method is forward and that is my coverage. Benfica and the youth crew will solely have gamers who’re proud to be right here!”

Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea for €121M: “Everything was executed to keep away from the sale. There is all the information on the desk that reveals it. I’ve a transparent conscience as a result of I did the perfect for Benfica in the entire course of. From the primary day we tried to not promote Enzo in the course of the yr and I said that I’d be beneath the clause worth. Won’t promote. We tried everything to not promote it! From the start, Enzo did not need to keep and he confirmed it.

A termination clause is triggered within the occasion of a dispute with the membership. If one among our rivals involves attempt to take the participant, everything will likely be executed, which didn’t occur on this case. The clause worth is the sum however which implies the settlement between the membership and the participant in order that, if supplied that worth, the participant can determine whether or not to remain or depart. From the beginning we feared that Chelsea would convey worth to Clause.

We did everything we may to maintain him, even a pay rise… that proposal was made for him. The proposal the participant had was fully impractical, even half of it. We have observed that financially highly effective golf equipment have the flexibility to entice the participant in different methods… In Portugal now we have issue following these proposals. Who am I to not understand that I used to be a participant? Enzo is a rare participant. Will his worth at Benfica diminish on the finish of the yr? in any respect We tried everything to ensure he would not simply present as much as Chelsea on the finish of the season! We may by no means persuade him.”

Financial assertion (€128m acquired, €16m incurred): “If we exclude Enzo, we are going to know that now we have not overspent on this market. We try to steadiness finance and sports activities however all the time wanting on the sports activities half. I’m not loopy about driving Benfica into monetary chapter. We know the traces to journey and the highway forward. Sports tasks all the time forward of finance. Who would concern Benfica doing in all He is the one who cares about what Benfica can do, not us.”

Gonzalo Guedes: “I will not cover that we did not take into consideration him, he did not enter the equation. Near the top of the market, the chance appeared and we entered the mortgage combat. The switch befell in a day and a half. Goncalo was going to different golf equipment within the huge leagues however, from the second he joined us He did not hesitate from the second he spoke and needed to return house. It was a card out of the deck. Guedes would not have a selected place, he is an asset in lots of locations, he is very versatile. Home participant, Portuguese, he is aware of our league and He actually needs to play for Benfica, which is key for me. We did not suppose twice and introduced him house.”

Andreas Schjelderup and Kasper Tengstedt: “We wanted one other winger and an space man to fill the gaps within the crew. Two gamers of nice high quality, current and future. Schjelderup deserves nice confidence sooner or later. The Nordic market has all the time had an impact on Benfica, and at this level, it needs to be seen with these eyes. There is a number of expertise and now we have discovered targets that we imagine will likely be an asset. We already had this instance of orsness. They are actually doing a mini pre-season to be in fine condition.”

Helton Leit: «I needed to play and we realized that the 2 boys Samuel and Andre give us full confidence. We need not change it as a result of there are answers at house. “

Brooks: “He got here on the final day of the summer season market when Morato was injured and Antonio was not but Antonio, in addition to Joo Victor and Lucas Verissimo injured… . We went to get him as a result of, we solely had Otamendi and Antonio Silva, who had been The timing was not but at this degree and we needed to be cautious. I’m very grateful for the overall availability he confirmed. Working with six facilities is not going to be good for anybody.”

Winter Market Objectives: “The concept was to proceed the mission that began this yr. Reducing the variety of property now we have, charges, gamers on mortgage and out of the membership… We began the season with 65 property, a totally exaggerated quantity, and now now we have 37. After that 28 gamers have been reduce. Project traces are drawn. There had been 30 gamers within the squad and Benfica’s superb squad is between 24 and 26 and we took this route with that in thoughts. It was an ideal job, which we may have executed in simply three or 4 market home windows. Financially, we tried to create some steadiness with out counting on Enzo, in order that a minimum of one of many gamers we had been in search of can be paid with gross sales.»


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