The soap opera of the summer between Sporting de Portugal and Benfica

The player of the Inter
from
Milan

João

Mario
has become the summer soap opera of Portuguese football, since, when everything pointed to that, after playing on loan last season in the Sporting, would sign for the ‘lions’, now the Benfica has shown the Italian club his interest in the midfielder.

João
Mario, 28 years old, was trained in the quarry of the Sporting and in the summer of 2016, after winning the Euro in France with Portugal, traded up as an organizing medium and ended up buying the Inter for 40 million euros and a contract until June 2022.

However, in the Inter did not work and chained several assignments, first in the West Ham and then at the Lokomotiv, until last summer he ended up on loan at the Sporting, club with which he won the League and was the undisputed starter.

After his excellent performance in the medullary, the Sporting showed interest to continue at the club, but a competitor has emerged, his eternal rival from Lisbon, the Benfica.

And it is that the technician of the ‘eagles’, Jorge Jesus, already trained João Mário in the SportingWhich is why she would have noticed him now.

Rui Costa, in Milan

It seems, according to the Portuguese sports media, that the Sporting would have already retired from the race for the player and that today the former player Rui Costa, current administrator of the Benfica, is found in Milan to finalize the hiring.

In recent days it has transpired that his own João Mário would have agreed to Benfica, so that only the economic agreement between the incarnated team and the Italian club would be missing.