July 31, 2021

Maurizio Sarri approves Nuno Tavares and Benfica has a defined value

Pedro Miguel Azevedo


Napoli’s coach expressed interest in the defender and there was already a first contact, albeit exploratory.

Lázio is the most recent European club to profile itself while interested in the hiring of Nuno Tavares, left-back of the reds who may leave the Luz club in this season.

According to information advanced yesterday in Italy and confirmed by O JOGO, the Roman emblem carried out a survey of the 21-year-old, through an intermediary, now considering the possibility of advancing as a concrete proposal in the coming hours.

According to information gathered, Lazio coach for 2021/22, Maurizio Sarri, has already analyzed the qualities of Nuno Tavares and saw in him the necessary skills for him to enter the squad. In this sense, the club’s sporting director, Igli Tare, is also already weighing a possible advance with Benfica, at least to probe how much the acquisition of the Portuguese under-21 international could cost. The reds believe they can get close to 15 million euros for the defender, a figure that, at least so far, has not found echo with other teams that have already probed Nuno Tavares, such as Naples, Southampton, Brighton, Burnley and Newcastle. The use of the youngster in 1273 minutes last season tends not to help in the appreciation of the price of an athlete who has a contract until 2024. With Grimaldo in the squad, Tavares’ space with Jorge Jesus did not increase compared to the previous season, where he played 1376 ” by the main team, which helps the player to consider the possibility of leaving Luz in order to have more competition time.

After recovering the 18 M€ invested in Pedrinho with the sale to Shakhtar, Benfica’s SAD continues to be available to hear offers that allow the balance to be settled.