Bruma guaranteed by Sporting de Braga with the Turks of Fenerbahçe and João Mendes leaves Chaves and signs for Vitória de Guimarães. Spanish champion prepares onslaught to try to sign Portuguese internationals Florentino Luís and João Palhinha.
barcelona: The Spanish champions are eyeing Florentino Luís (Benfica) and João Palhinha (Fulham) as possible replacements for Sergio Busquets, who has left the Catalan club. According to the Spanish sports newspaper “Sport” this Wednesday, Martin Zubimendi, from Real Sociedad was the priority target, but there will hardly be conditions to complete the acquisition. According to the same source, Deco, who is the new sporting director of Barcelona, admits to entering the race for the two Portuguese international midfielders.
Sporting Braga: The winger Bruma signed a contract valid for four seasons with the Minho club, who paid 6.5 million euros to Fenerbahçe for the Portuguese international. The solidarity mechanism is added to the amount spent. Bruma, 28 years old, arrived in Braga in the middle of last season, at the end of January, on loan from the Turkish team, becoming a key part of the team coached by Artur Jorge in the championship (third place) and in the Portuguese Cup (finalist won), having played 21 games (four goals and five assists).
Victory of Guimaraes: The footballer João Mendes will represent the club from Guimarães in the next two seasons, until 2025, after having played at Desportivo de Chaves in the last two years, announced the emblem from Minho. The 28-year-old midfielder is Vitória’s first signing for the 2023/24 season, in which he will play in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League. Throughout his career, João Mendes represented clubs such as Estoril Praia, Tondela, Académica, Oliveirense, Operário Lagoa, Gouveia, Nogueirense and Gondomar.
Casa Pia: Ângelo Neto renewed for the Lisbon club until 2025. The gansos thus ensured the continuity of the 31-year-old midfielder, this after the departure of Afonso Taira. “Very happy to be a goose until 2025. We flew together”, said the Brazilian in the video published by Casa Pia to announce the renewal. Ângelo Neto is a player coach Filipe Martins trusts, having participated in 33 games in 2022/23, a season in which he signed two goals and two assists.
Brighton: England international midfielder James Milner, 37, will join Brighton for one season, with an option for a further season, said the club, which finished sixth in the Premier League. “We are delighted to announce that James Milner will join the club, on a one-year deal with an optional year, once he leaves Liverpool on 30 June,” Brighton said. The club from the south of England recalls that the player arrives after eight seasons at Liverpool, for which he won the English League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
ajax: Maurice Steijn is the new coach of the Amsterdam club, announced, this Wednesday, the Dutch emblem. The coach, who guided Sparta Rotterdam in the last two seasons, signed until June 2026.
chelsea: The British press said that the London club could lose Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy this summer, a situation that, if it materializes, will open up a range of more opportunities for Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge. Mendy recently signed with new agent Fali Ramadani and has some chance of continuing to play away from Chelsea.