Benfica Complete Balboa Deal
The 23-year-old has agreed to join the Portuguese outfit on a four-year contract and is expected to be formally announced by the club still today.
Balboa found playing time extremely limited at Real Madrid and is hoping this new challenge will reignite his career.
The Equatorial Guinea international will be brought into the team to play as a right-sided winger, a position filled last season by Maxi Pereira without much success.
Although Balboa’s asking price is set at EUR6 million, it is believed that Real Madrid have accepted a lower fee to secure a buy-back clause attached to his contract.
The ex-Racing Santander player has now become Benfica’s third signing of the summer after Ruben Amorim and Hassan Yebda.
I have not seen a lotofthis guy but when I first saw him as a sub, in the Galactico Era when there were many Real Madrid players injured, I think Luxembergo was the coach then or may be Lopez Caro, the coach used him only as an emergency player and Balboa was never a first team player or even a first team sub. He came straight from the youth teams and looked like a natural pure winger, with a lot of pace and crossing ability.
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