Benfica are again being linked with a move for striker Joel Campbell after missing out on the player last summer.
The Costa Rican international, who scored against the Portuguese giants in the Emirates Cup, looked set for a permanent move to the Estadio de Luz only for Arsene Wenger to kill the deal at the last minute. It was a decision that angered the player’s agent.
A year on, it looks as though Benfica might try again and Campbell’s father, Humberto, thinks the club is a good fit.
“It’s a good team,” Campbell Senior told Portuguese media. “It gives many opportunities to young players, they are always in the Champions League and they’ve just been crowned champions.
“It is an important club, where you can play, grow and eventually return to a club like Arsenal in a stronger league.”
Campbell, 22, spent the second half of last season on loan at Villarreal and has also garnered experience at Olympiakos, Real Betis, Lorient and homeland side Saprissa. He’s also been linked with Real Sociedad and sides in Turkey. The Gunners are expected to hold out for a fee around the €6 million.