Vancouver Whitecaps set sights on Benfica attacking midfielder

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Vancouver Whitecaps want to sign Benfica attacking midfielder Chiquinho

Vancouver Whitecaps want to sign Benfica’s Chiquinho. The Canadian side are interested in signing the attacking midfielder, according to Portuguese news outlet Record. Marc Dos Santos’ outfit are looking to bolster their roster ahead of the 2021 season.

There is no doubt that Vancouver could do with bringing in some attacking reinforcements. They have a designated player slot still available and may try and lure Chiquinho to MLS as their big signing of the off-season.

Chiquinho, who is 25 years old, still has three years left on his contract at Benfica and it will be interesting to see if they let him leave. He joined the Portuguese giants in 2019 and has since made 46 appearances, scoring three goals and chipping in with seven goals. However, he has fallen down the pecking order this season and has played just five times in the league. Therefore, could Benfica be tempted to sell if the Whitecaps meet his valuation?

The attacking midfielder has spent the majority of his career to date playing in Portugal and has previously represented the likes of Boavista, Leixoes, Academica, and Morense. He also had a brief stint in Croatia at Lokomotiva.

Vancouver finished 9th in the Western Conference and should have ambitions of pushing into the playoffs next season. To do this they need more quality in their ranks and Chiquinho could be the missing ingredient to their squad.

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He has proven he can perform in the Portuguese league and has mainly fallen out-of-favour at Benfica due to the abundance of talent they have ahead of him in his position. A move to MLS and Vancouver could be a transfer that turns his head this winter and he is a name for Whitecaps fans to keep an eye on over the coming weeks.