THE BALL – Rosenborg already ‘rubs his hands’ with millions more for Tengstedt (Benfica)

Mikael Dorsin, sporting director of Rosenborg, spoke about the transfer of Casper Tengstedt to Benfica, which was officially confirmed on the 11th for €10M and the Trondheim club are already speculating about the potential €3M in bonuses.

“The sale of Tengstedt to Benfica was one of the biggest deals in Norwegian football history and Rosenborg’s biggest. It was a great deal for everybody involved, as Tengstedt left for one of the best clubs in the world to further his development. If he succeeds at Benfica, it will also be beneficial to us financially. It was a positive deal for all parties,” Dorsin told The Tip Sheet.

Rosenborg BK has already rubbed their hands in anticipation of the millions of euros they will receive for the transfer of defender Jacob Tengstedt to Benfica.

The 21-year-old centre-back is set to move to the Portuguese giants, with the transfer fee expected to be around €10 million. This is a huge windfall for Rosenborg, who signed the player from third-tier side FK Tonsberg in 2018 for just €500,000.

Tengstedt has been a key figure in Rosenborg’s backline this season, helping them to a third-place finish in the Norwegian Eliteserien and a spot in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League.

He has also made 11 appearances for the Norwegian national team and has been tipped for a bright future in the game.

The transfer to Benfica is a huge opportunity for Tengstedt, who will be looking to prove himself on one of Europe’s biggest stages. He will also be joining fellow Norwegian Erling Haaland at the club, who is already a star in his own right.

Rosenborg BK have already expressed their delight at the transfer, with sporting director Stig Inge Bjørnebye saying: “We are very pleased with the agreement with Benfica. We have had a good journey together with Jacob, and now we wish him the best of luck in Portugal.”

The transfer is set to be completed in the coming days, with Tengstedt set to become the latest in a long line of young Norwegian players to make their mark in Europe.

For Rosenborg, the transfer is a great way to reward the club’s hard work in developing young players. It is also a sign of the progress they have made since their relegation from the top flight in 2016.

With the transfer fee set to be in the millions, Rosenborg can now look ahead to the future with renewed optimism.