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Bayer Leverkusen move for Benfica full-back Joao Ferreira

Bayer Leverkusen will step up their interest in Benfica prospect Joao Ferreira this week, O JOGO reports.

Ferreira is a 19-year-old right-back with great potential, and plays for Benfica’s second team.

Despite not yet debuting for Benfica’s first team, Ferreira is a player the Lisbon club have high hopes for.

Leverkusen have been keeping an eye on Ferreira for some time and are now getting serious.

According to O JOGO, the Bundesliga side will send a representative to Portugal this week to meet with Ferreira’s agent.

Benfica will be looking at a transfer fee of around €10m for the young full-back.

Juventus came close to signing Ferreira last summer in a deal that could involved goalkeeper Mattia Perin.

But nothing materialised and the Portugal U-19 international remained with his boyhood club.

Barcelona and Inter were also interested in signing Ferreira, an indication of how promising he is.

Leverkusen will try to succeed where Juventus failed last year by striking a deal for Ferreira in the coming weeks.

Ferreira has made 18 appearances in Liga Pro this season with a return of one goal and one assist.

SourceO JOGO

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