The Argentine centre-back had his contract terminated at the end of June and everything seemed to indicate that he would not continue in the Lisbon discipline
With this movement, Roger Schmidt ensures the continuity of one of the pillars of the team
Benfica are lucky. Nicolás Otamendi, whose future looked far from Lisbon just a few days ago, has signed his contract with ‘the eagles’. The Argentine central defender will remain linked to the club until 2025.
Otamendi ended his contract with Benfica at the end of June. Although his renewal seemed to be a priority for the club, he was at a standstill. Various Argentine media have also hypothesized his move to Italian football, where he had aroused the interest of two giants of the stature of Inter and Juventus. However, his situation has changed in recent days, and he will finally continue to defend the colors of the Lisbon team for the next two seasons.
With this move, Roger Schmidt ensures the continuity of one of the pillars of the team. After winning the national championship and playing an important role in the Champions League, where they reached the quarter-finals, ‘las águilas’ ambition for next season is high.