Joao Mario to Benfica on the cards

Joao Mario to Benfica can be on the cards reports Corriere dello Sport. The newspaper further adds that the Portuguese club are willing to make a €12M bid. Joao Mario arrived at Inter for €40M in 2016. The Portuguese midfielder has failed to impress in his stint at the San Siro.

The only problem standing between Joao Mario joining Benfica is a clause in his contract. When the midfielder joined from Sporting CP in 2016, his former club induced the right to first refusal clause. This means that Sporting has the right to block his move to their rivals.

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The midfielder spent last season away on loan at Lokomotiv Moscow who decided against buying him. Inter are looking to offload a number of players to make way for the ones Conte prefers. Unfortunately for Mario, Inter want to get rid of him. Inter have a problem of too many players when it comes to the midfield.

Joao Mario’s sale if successful will bring much-needed funds. Inter plan to bring experienced players into the squad to help Conte win the Scudetto. Arturo Vidal is expected to join the club on a free transfer if he manages to get his contract terminated.

Joao Mario to Benfica can be a good start

Inter have more players to offload this season than needed to reinforce the squad. Moreover, most of these players are past their prime. The likes of Rajda Nainggolan and Ivan Perisic are up for sale. Joao Mario’s departure can start a selling spree for the club.

The sale of these players is also important because of the money that’ll bring in. Antonio Conte needs money to bring players he prefers. The sale of these outcasts will bring the amount of money the manager wants. Thus Joao Mario to Benfica will be the start of something desperately needed.

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Joao Mario to Benfica on the cards
Joao Mario to Benfica on the cards reports Italian media. The move can be blocked by his former club and Benfica rivals Sporting CP.
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Pushkar: Pushkar is an enthusiastic boyhood Inter fan. He has been into sports journalism since the age of 17, working for numerous organizations. His motto is to bring the most effective and honest news to his readers at all costs.
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