The transfer window hasn’t brought any surprises, but the Eredivisie is set to lose one of its talented right-backs when the new season kicks off
Super Eagles star Tyronne Ebuehi is set to return to Benfica after Twente couldn’t agree to another deal with the Portuguese giants.
Ebuehi spent the season on loan at Twente from Benfica. The Nigerian international had joined Benfica from Ado Den Haag in 2018 but could not even play for The Eagles due to a knee injury that kept him out for almost two years.
Following his return, he could not find a way into Benfica’s first team and was sent out on loan to Twente. A return to the Dutch top-flight offered him a fresh start, and it turned out to be a good move.
Ebuehi played 33 times in the league for Twente with one goal and one assist to his name. However, despite his impressive performance, he won’t be playing at the club next season.
The Reds have an option to make Ebuehi’s deal permanent, but according to Tijmen Van Wissing, per Twente fans, Twente cannot afford to pay Benfica’s asking price.
Bij #FCTwente rekenen ze dus op de snelle komst van Ugalde. "Dat ziet er heel goed uit", aldus Streuer. "Met de rechtsback, de #10, spits (tweede spits duurt wel iets langer) en een buitenspeler zijn we ook goed bezig." Lijkt er nu meer en meer op dat Ebuehi elders gaat spelen.
— Tijmen van Wissing (@vanwissing) June 15, 2021
Although the Dutch club are ready to take him on another loan deal, Benfica are only interested in a permanent sale.
It’s not clear yet if Ebuehi will now fight for his place at Benfica or the Portuguese team will sell him to another club.