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Corinthians announces the signing of Lucas Veríssimo, Benfica defender, to reinforce the team!

Corinthians is close to announcing the arrival of Lucas Verissimo, Benfica’s defender, as the team’s new reinforcement. The player, who was also in Flamengo’s sights, comes to Corinthians on loan.

The 28-year-old defender should sign a one-year contract with Corinthians. The values ​​of this negotiation have not yet been disclosed.

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A few months ago, Corinthians had already gone after the player who is no longer part of Benfica’s plans, due to injury. The Portuguese club was interested in selling the player for 10 million Euros, an amount that scared Corinthians and made the team give up on hiring, even more so due to the player’s physical condition.

knee injury

Lucas Veríssimo suffered a serious knee injury and spent almost a year without playing, last season he only participated in 8 games. Due to the injury, the player lost his place at Benfica and was out of the 2023 World Cup.


Lucas Veríssimo for the Brazilian national team. (Photo: Reproduction/Lucas Figueiredo/CBF)


Now with the possibility of a loan, Corinthians went back and agreed the conditions with Benfica, to hire Veríssimo. The player was revealed by Santos and arrived at Benfica in 2021. He played in Primeira Liga, League Cup, Europa League and Champions League.

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Corinthians defenders

Corinthians has Gil, Murillo, Bruno Mendez and Caetano like quarterbacks. Defender Gil is 36 years old, and has not been pleasing the crowd. Murillo is only 21 years old and already attracts the attention of European clubs. Bruno Mendez’s future at the team is uncertain, as his contract expires in December 2023 and has not yet been renewed. Corinthians had Balbuena, who left the team in June, for not having a renewed contract.

Until then, the only reinforcement from Corinthians in this transfer window was the Paraguayan Matías Rojas. At the beginning of the year, Corinthians hired Matheus Bidu, Chrystian Barletta It is Romeroand renewed contracts with some base players.

Featured photo: Lucas Veríssimo. Playback/ESPN

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