Alexander Grimaldo It may be the most sought-after side of the moment. The left-hander has a contract with him. Benfica until next June 2023 and several top European clubs are fighting for his signing. This arrived at the Portuguese team in December 2015 for only 1.5 million euros from FC Barcelona. His performance has been growing exponentially, in such a way that he is on the list of clubs like Barcelona itself, which has been considering its playoff for years, according to Diario AS.
The level that Álex Grimaldo has been showing is excellent. Among his qualities, the enormous resistance and the excellent hit from set pieces stand out. His goals are popularly known in Portugal, since he has scored against several Portuguese teams in the League, and in the Champions League he is also seen. His current coach, Roger Schmidt, has confessed that he would be delighted if he renewed with Benfica, but that the decision rests with the player.
The 4 clubs fighting for Grimaldo
- FC Barcelona: The Catalans are the main candidate to take Grimaldo. They want to buy him back after selling him to Benfica himself a little over 7 years ago. In addition, it would be a perfect competition on the left side with Álex Balde.
- Juventus of Turin: the Vecchia Signora wants to strengthen its squad. After a lousy start in which he has hinted at his defensive shortcomings, the sports management has taken his scouts out for a walk, Grimaldo being one of the chosen ones.
- Chelsea: the blues want to compete with Marc Cucurella. After the signing of the Catalan, in which they invested a lot of money, the Londoners want to have another guaranteed side to rotate with this one.
- Arsenal: The current leader of the Premier League is an attractive club for Grimaldo. With a style of play similar to that of Benfica, Grimaldo would fit perfectly into Mikel Arteta’s schemes, who would be key to signing for the Gunners.