Diogo Almeida, 19, has not yet been informed of his future in January. You already know, however, that you will be a player of Benfica and will sign a five-season contract with the incarnated. The idea in Luz is to integrate the young striker as soon as possible. And, it seems, should happen as early as January.
Benfica will pay Diogo Almeida's € 500,000 termination clause and want the striker to start training and competing in teams B and U-23 early in the new year. P. Ferreira prefers the player to remain in the club, avoiding the weakening of the squad. But it will be Benfica who has the final say.
The incarnated people understand that the change in January will facilitate the integration of Diogo Almeida into a new reality – new city, new club, new team, new teammates, new routines, new way of playing. At Benfica, Diogo Almeida will even have the opportunity to play more regularly than has been happening at P. Ferreira.
The 19-year-old has taken to the main stage of Portuguese football this season, after being the highlight of the Pacenses in the junior championship, arousing the interest of Benfica and other clubs. At the start of the season, he made his debut for the Beaver side by coach Filó in the League Cup against Estoril. Shortly after he played for the first time in the championship and then at Estádio da Luz, participating in the last 22 minutes of the defeat of P. Ferreira (0-5). In total adds six games, all as alternates used.