Everton Rekindle Interest in 24-year-old Primeira star for Midfield Boost

Everton are reportedly set to reignite their interest in Benfica’s defensive midfielder Florentino Luís this summer transfer window.

The Toffees attempted to acquire the 24-year-old in January with a £25 million bid, but Benfica rejected the offer. Undeterred, Everton appear ready to return with a new approach.

According to Portuguese outlet Maisfutebol, Everton are preparing a £13 million bid for Luís, significantly less than his hefty £102 million release clause. Everton’s well-documented financial struggles necessitate a more frugal approach to transfers.

The need for midfield reinforcements at Goodison Park is clear. Amadou Onana is rumored to be on the potential outs, while veteran Idrissa Gueye’s age (34) and injury woes raise concerns about his reliability.

Florentino Luís presents himself as an attractive option. The young Portuguese midfielder is known for his intelligence on the pitch, ability to break down attacks, and aggressive tackling. He played a key role in Benfica’s second-place finish in the Primeira Liga this season, featuring in 30 games and averaging impressive defensive stats.

With their midfield in need of an upgrade, Everton will be hoping their renewed pursuit of Luís proves more successful this time around.