August 7, 2022
Sao Paulo opens dialogue with Independiente to expand Benitez loan |  Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo opens dialogue with Independiente to expand Benitez loan | Sao Paulo

NS Sao Paulo He has opened talks with Independiente, of Argentina, to extend Martin Benitez’s loan for next year. The midfielder’s association with Tricolor continues until December 2021.

In the current agreement, São Paulo has a $3 million (about R$16 million) purchase option to stay permanently with the player. However, the club is in a serious financial crisis and is unable to pay this amount at the moment.

In addition, the physical factor of Benitez has a lot of weight. During this season, the Argentine was unable to make a solid streak due to numerous injuries and pain. In the last two games, for example, he played less than 30 minutes if matches were added.

Benitez training in Sao Paulo – Photo: Eriko Leonan /

In all, Benitez has made 31 appearances for Sao Paulo out of 57 possible matches this season. Although it’s an emoji, the player only has three matches he’s played in within 90 minutes.

Given this unknown in terms of fitness, an investment of this size is considered very risky by the board of directors. The loan, in turn, will be a more viable way for the player himself to get more opportunities and show that he can be useful.

Benitez played the first half, especially in Paulistau, where he was elected as the best player. Then he struggled with injury problems and lost space in the team. But he is a great player. Let’s analyze month by month, we are already talking about the main possibility, another year of the loan. We have a big cash problem, we don’t have the resources to make that possible (the purchase), Carlos Belmonte said in an interview with Rádio Energia 97.

São Paulo has not yet sent an official offer to Independiente with a request for a loan extension. The club has until the end of the year to correct the problem.

Galeano is in a similar situation. The striker is on loan from Paraguay Rubio Neo until the end of the year, with a buy-out option of $600,000 (about 3 million Brazilian riyals). With no money to invest, Sao Paulo can try out a new loan.

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