Benfica ace urges Wolves bound Luisao to stay put, transfer update


Luisao has been linked with a move to Wolves.


Benfica midfielder Ljubomir Fejsa has told Portuguese outlet Sapo Desporto he wants defender Luisao to stay at the club.

Luisao has been linked strongly with a surprise move to Championship side Wolves, with The Sun reporting a deal was close.


Fejsa remains hopeful Luisao will stick around at Benfica, commenting: "Luisão is a great captain and has been training great with us. We'd like to Luisão to stay, he helps a lot on and off the field."

The Brazilian defender has a lucrative offer on the table to join Wolves on a two-year deal, a pay rise on his current salary at Benfica.

His playing time would also increase, having lost his place at Benfica last season after injury.

Portuguese newspaper Record reported this morning that Luisao's transfer to Wolves is 'under threat', although the clubs involved still believe it can be completed.

Former teammate Artur Moraes told A Bola: ""For Luisao it is not easy to leave, he has had a long time in the club. But if it is a decision taken by him, it is because he has his reasons, he wants something different. He is a mark of Benfica, has contributed much to the club. I get sad."

Luisao, 35, would join former Benfica teammates Helder Costa and Joao Teixeira at Wolves if he does sign, who have both made the switch on loan.

It does not appear the Brazilian will sign in time to feature this weekend for Wolves in any case, but it remains a potential deal to keep an eye on.


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