Reports are rife in Portugal that top club Benfica is willing to let Eduardo Salvio go as English Premier League side Sunderland seem to be interested in landing the player this summer.
The player just signed a new contract with the club and it is surprising that the club will let the player leave but reports confirm that Benfica will let the player go for the right amount.
The club is placing a release clause of up to 20 to 25 million Euros for the player for him for move this summer. The player who is a right winger but could operate as an attacking midfielder is a huge target for new Sunderland manager David Moyes.
Reports in Portugal say that the player is interested in the move and could move if the personal terms from the English side are favourable. He has appeared five times for the Argentine senior team and has had a successful season at Atletico Madrid. He was initially on loan to Benfica before an eventual transfer. He has scored 38 goals for the Portuguese outlet aside 33 assists in 161 games. He was linked with a possible move to Liverpool for £40 million but only just signed a deal with Benfica extending his stay till 2019.
Eduardo was hit with injury in the 2015/2016 season, prompting doubts from the club. He also couldn’t score any goal in 12 games after the knee injury. He began his campaign in February as he picked up the knock in the pre season. Moyes admires the winger and is generally out for good players on the wings. With the price tag for the player, Moyes might be dismayed, especially as he places a higher priority on getting a new striker and a right back. There is also the option of Adnan Januzaj from Man United.