1 million euros the difference
January 26, 2011 10:07pm CST
Benfica's center back David Luiz transfer to Chelsea could fall through over a disagreement of as little as 1 million euros. Benfica want 25 million euros while Chelsea are offering 21 million euros and a youngster valued at 5 million euros. Plust not all of that cash would go to Benfica, with around 1/5 of it going to Benfica stars and a few 100,000 euros going to two former clubs. Benfica are trying to wait until the summer to get a better deal. David Luiz would be great for Chelsea and would help make their defense solid and concede less goals. But he would be a big loss for Benfica who need him to continue to challenge Porto for the title. Hopefully he stays for one more season and Benfica can win the title and go far in the champions league/europa league.
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28 Jan 11
Sometimes the dealings of the transfer window are funny. But for Luiz this is a great move. Chelsea are one of the top clubs in Europe and it would be a great place to show case his talent. For Chelsea too this is a great move as now they have cover for their aging defense. Cheers! Ram
27 Jan 11
When somebody offers you so much money for a defender, then you should take the offer. Usually defenders are not so expensive, and 21 million euros plus a youngster is not a bad deal at all. But Benfica knows better what the plans are, maybe they have plenty of money and want to build a strong team, which would rise up for their name. Because the name of Benfica is huge, the history and the fans are very important.