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Thursday, 19 August 2010 02:08

Danilo Pereira makes Parma move

Midfielder refused to re-sign with Benfica

danilo-pereira.jpgBenfica have sold another of their players, this time by force, as Danilo Pereira is going to try his luck in Italy with Parma AC.

The 18-year-old was in Benfica's youth ranks and had entered the final year of his contract, but decided to up and leave the club due to the overtures of Serie A, despite the Portuguese side very much wanting to retain the youngster.

Parma were not the only club interested in the Guinea-Bissau-born player as the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, Udinese and Fiorentina were all believed to be keen on Pereira.

The Lisbon club will get very little compenation from the transfer as Benfica are set to receive only 150 000 euros. Pereira signs a five-year contract with his new employers.

by Marco Pereira

Comments (7)
Danilo Pereira
7 Saturday, 27 August 2011 09:22
should go to arsenal
He left for...
6 Friday, 20 August 2010 17:37
Cheap because he never got first team playing time with Benfica. He was on the juniors but he never played a game with the first team if i'm correct therefore his clause allows him to leave for cheap without us getting a lot of money back.
Why he left
5 Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:14
As a player, going into his last year of contract, he has the right to commit himself to another club. Eventhough, Benfica have him under a current contract, there is nothing they can do, if he opts to sign for another club.
Benfica has a reputation
4 Thursday, 19 August 2010 11:17
of not giving their youth a chance. It's no wonder why this talented player refused to sign for benfica. He wants to play and Benfica wouldn't play him on their team. If Sporting offered a contract the response would be different. Good move by player to get experience in the italian league.
3 Thursday, 19 August 2010 08:39
Pereira is now set to become a shining star thanks to Parma's policy of progressing young players. At Parma Pereira will have plenty of game play and will have the opportunity to show his worth. Eventually, Parma will end up making good money out of his sale in 2/3 years time, like they have always done in the past (to name a few: Buffon, Cannavaro, Thuram, Gilardino, Mutu, Adriano, Biabiany, Mariga, Lanzafame, etc etc).
2 Thursday, 19 August 2010 05:25
Why is that? Does anyone have any background on this?
1 Thursday, 19 August 2010 03:04
what's the deal? Benfica weren't offering as much money or did he just not like someone at the club? Doesn't make much sense for Benfica to let a kid go that a bunch of good (all Italian it looks like) teams wanted. It would be nice to get Benfica's youth system strong. That's one thing Sporting have always had over us

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