Leonino: Pedro Guerra Says Benfica Could’ve Signed Viktor Gyokeres and Criticizes Sporting
Pedro Guerra, a former Portuguese midfielder, believes that Benfica should have pursued signing Viktor Gyokeres before the Swedish striker joined Fiorentina from Brighton.
Guerra also criticized Sporting Lisbon for their handling of Pedro Porro’s transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.
Could Benfica Have Landed Gyokeres?
Guerra believes that Benfica should have made a move for Gyokeres, who has been in impressive form for Coventry City in the Championship this season.
The 24-year-old has scored 14 goals in 31 league appearances for the Sky Blues, attracting interest from several Premier League clubs.
Benfica’s Missed Opportunity
Guerra feels that Benfica missed out on a great opportunity to sign a quality player who could have strengthened their attack.
He believes that Gyokeres’ physicality and goalscoring prowess would have been a valuable addition to Roger Schmidt’s team.
Guerra’s Criticism of Sporting
Guerra also criticized Sporting for their handling of Pedro Porro’s transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Spanish right-back joined Spurs on loan with an obligation to buy for a reported fee of €45 million.
Guerra believes that Sporting could have avoided the unnecessary drama surrounding Porro’s departure by accepting Tottenham’s initial offer.
He feels that the Portuguese club’s decision to play hardball ultimately led to a less favorable outcome for both parties.