Benfica understandably want to cover their bases. If he turns out to be a player worth that kind of money then that's great for us, and Benfica make sure they don't get shafted. If he turns out to be good, but no more than that, there will surely be room for negotiation. And if he turns out to...
I'm excited by this. He was very highly rated no more than a year ago, and I think the deal suits us perfectly. We get a sorely needed body in, but won't have to pay any substantial amount of money until 2021, which hopefully gives us the opportunity to strengthen other areas of the squad.
Fuck me, is it mandatory for someone to post this every time we're linked to a big name? It's boring as shit.
Maybe the transfer isn't gonna happen (most likely not), but it's a lot more fun than being linked to the Jarrod Bowens of this world, isn't it? Just enjoy the fucking ride. Que sera sera.