Date: 24th August 2017 at 7:00pm
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Benfica have agreed a fee and personal terms with Anderlecht goalkeeper Mile Svilar, according to O Jogo.

The Portuguese newspaper have reported in recent months that both Chelsea and Arsenal have looked at the 17 year old, but the Belgian is now poised to make the move to Portugal instead.

Described as the ‘new Courtois’ by some observers, Svilar has yet to play for Anderlecht’s first team, but has impressed both at youth level for his club, and at international level where he has featured for Belgium’s under 19 side.

Benfica have reportedly agreed a €2.75m fee with Anderlecht, and have also agreed to a 10% sell on fee. The player will soon join on a five year contract, and will likely offer competition for veteran goalkeeper Julio Cesar and another young goalkeeper Bruno Varela.

Varela has replaced young keeper Ederson as the club’s number one after the 24 year old joined Manchester City for £36m this summer. Benfica are reportedly hopeful that Svilar can have the same impact that the young Brazilian had on the first team.


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