Spanish defender Alejandro Grimaldo has decided not to renew his contract with Benfica and will leave the club at the end of the season. The 27-year-old will become a free agent from June and has agreed to join Bayer Leverkusen, despite interest from Barcelona.
Grimaldo’s future had been a topic of discussion last summer as he only had one year left on his contract with Benfica. Barcelona had expressed interest in the left-back, but ultimately decided against signing him due to Jordi Alba’s presence in the team and the emergence of Alejandro Balde. Follow your favourite Bundesliga team with attractive betting odds from NextBet.
Despite Barcelona’s interest, Bayer Leverkusen moved quickly to secure Grimaldo’s signature for next season. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported that both parties will soon sign the new contract.
Grimaldo has already completed his medical tests, which suggests that the deal is almost finalized. The Spaniard will join Xabi Alonso’s squad in the Bundesliga and is expected to bring a wealth of experience to the team.
The move to Bayer Leverkusen is a significant one for Grimaldo, who will be looking to continue his development in one of the top leagues in Europe. With his experience and skill set, he is sure to be a valuable asset for the German side next season. Get all the latest updates from the Bundesliga only on NextBet Sports.