Tag Archives: Benfica

The footballers who have already agreed to switch clubs this summer | Football

Pedrinho in action for Corinthians in Brazil.

With football quite rightly postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, there is so much up in the air. Leagues will need to be restructured drastically when the 2019-20 season resumes. There is also the issue of expiring contracts, with clubs potentially offering short-term extensions to players who would otherwise leave before …

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Agent Jorge Mendes’ homes searched in money laundering investigation | Football

The Portuguese attorney’s office has confirmed it conducted dozens of searches on Wednesday in connection withits investigation into tax evasion and money laundering at some of the country’s biggest clubs, as well as the super-agent Jorge Mendes. The latest stage of Operation Fora de Jogo (Operation Offside) involved almost 300 …

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Return of Taarabt: how Adel reinvented himself at Benfica | Football

Return of Taarabt: how Adel reinvented himself at Benfica | Football

Adel Taarabt has been called many things. Martin Jol, his manager at Tottenham, labelled him “a wizard”. A few years later at QPR, Harry Redknapp described him “three stone overweight.” Both are probably close to being true. But nobody ever dared to call the Moroccan a defensive midfielder, even Taarabt …

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