TOMA BASIC will soon sign a contract with Benfica. Representatives of the Portuguese club will come to Zagreb tomorrow to complete the work, but the amount of compensation is unclear, just like the contract that will be basically signed.
However, as we learned from sources close to the Portuguese club, the deal was agreed verbally and all details will be confirmed tomorrow, after which the signing of the contract will take place soon.
Behind Basic (24 years old) is the quality season of Bordeaux, France. The former Hajduk midfielder is a standard member of the team and played 34 games. He scored 4 goals and 1 assist and played 2,611 minutes.
With his game, Bašić attracted the attention of the select Zlatko Dalic, who included him on the extended list of the European Championships. According to Transfermarkt, Basic is worth 9 million euros, and his contract with the French lasted for another year. He arrived in Bordeaux from Hajduk in August 2018 for 3.5 million euros.
Four days ago, Basic appeared on the cover of Circuit Record, which reported the Portuguese giant’s interest in Basic services.
“Basically it is Benfica’s main goal,” reads on the cover, Benfica has now achieved its main goal.
Let us remind you that last summer there was a lot of discussion about the possible departure of Tomo Basque from Bordeaux, with Milan and Naples being mentioned the most. In an interview with Index last year, he revealed to us how close he is actually going to transfer.
“I spent the end of the entire transfer window in uncertainty. I saw many examples of football players who were obsessed with training and didn’t try their best when they first talked about transfers. Then their turn happened. Will fail, and where are they “I don’t want this to happen to me, so I continue to do my best, and now I’m here again, it’s important to the team, no matter how smooth the transfer is,” Basic said And added:
“Mentioned Milan and Naples, but Milan did not take it seriously. We almost agreed to everything about Naples, but the club could not agree. Naples could not pay the transfer fee immediately due to economic fair competition, so they wanted to bring me on loan, but they Don’t want to force me to buy me out. This is not suitable for Bordeaux, so they are more willing to keep me, which is understandable to me.”
This time Bordeaux had no choice but to honor the Croatian midfielder. The Portuguese giant took advantage of the breakdown of the French Ligue 1 TV rights contract, which led to a serious financial crisis in Bordeaux, and acquired Basic at a low price.