Colon’s German CONTI wanted by Benfica

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German Conti
German Conti of Colon de Santa Fe.

Portuguese football giant Benfica are looking at Argentine defender German CONTI as a possible signing for next season.

The 23 year old is currently playing for Colon and has been touted as one of the promising talents to emerge from the Argentine league for quite some time.

The Lisbon based side are keen to bolster their defence in the long run by looking for possible replacements to their current ageing pair, Luisao (37 years old) and Jardel (32 years old).

CONTI has been getting offers from clubs in Brazil and Russia in recent months but it seems like Benfica is now leading the race for his signature and are willing to match Colon’s asking price of €4 million. In December, he was almost on the verge of signing for Atletico Mineiro but the deal fell through the last minute.

According to Adriel DRUSSI of TyC Sport who spoke to Portuguese media DN Sports, CONTI is a natural leader after having captained Colon for the past few seasons. Not known to be fast and a physical type of player but CONTI supplements those aspect for his agility and being difficult to get passed in an one on one situation. Playing in Europe could help him to improve his game and has better chance to receive call ups for the national team.

5 COMMENTS

  1. It’s about time he gets noticed in Europe. One of Primera’s best young defenders. Not particularly flashy or good with the ball but more of an old school no-nonsense centre-back.

  2. I don’t know what is right. People say about friends club. I have no idea what is true. Lavezzi is loved by all the footballers of Argentina. He is very close to both messi and masche. He has more influence on the team than biglia does. Still he is no where near the national team. On the other hand biglia who is not an inevitable footballer of Argentina . He has claimed higuain as the main striker of the team . We have better blockers in the form of ascacibar and battaglia. That’s why I’m baffled by some angles to this matter. What do you say guys?

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