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Benfica to sign Freiburg star Luca Waldschmidt for €15m

Benfica show no signs of slowing down in the market with a deal for Freiburg forward Luca Waldschmidt close.

According to Record in Portugal and Germany’s Sky Sport, Benfica are in advanced talks for 24-year-old Waldschmidt.

Benfica will pay around €15m for Waldschmidt, who has agreed a five-year deal with the Lisbon club.

Rui Costa, Benfica’s sporting director, was in Freiburg on Tuesday to make everything clear with Freiburg.

All that is missing are some details for a player Benfica head coach Jorge Jesus is a huge fan of.

Waldschmidt impressed enough in the 2019-20 season for Germany to hand him his first three caps at senior level.

He scored eight goals in 24 appearances (15 starts) for SCF this season and was the top scorer at the 2019 Euro U-19 Championship.

The striker’s teammate Robin Koch won’t be following him to Benfica, with the club instead focusing on a deal for Jan Vertonghen.

Koch, 24, had been a main target for Benfica but they have turned to the experienced Vertonghen.

AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur retain an interest in Germany defender Koch.

SourceRecord

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