Benfica want Miccoli for keeps
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Benfica are keen to sign Italian striker Fabrizio Miccoli and a permanent basis.Benfica are keen to sign Italian striker Fabrizio Miccoli on a permanent basis.
The Italy international joined the Portuguese outfit on a season-long loan from Juventus earlier in the summer.
The 26-year-old has made an instant impression at Estadio Da Luz and scored a dramatic late winner in Benfica's 1-0 over Lille in the opening group game of their UEFA Champions League campaign.
The strike appears to have gone a long way to convincing the Lisbon-based side to attempt to tie up a permanent deal for the hit-man.
Miccoli failed to convince at Juve and has been loaned out by the Turin giants for the last two seasons.
It is thought that Juve would be willing to do business for a price of around é¼5 million (£3 million) and the player's agent has hinted a deal could be brokered in the near future.
"The player is very happy in Lisbon and a solution could be found very quickly," explained Francesco Caleandro.