Diego Moreira … The newest Portuguese jewel
Diego Moreira is 18 years old, already has a title on his records as a part of the winning team of the UEFA Youth League 2021/22.
He also has a Belgian-Portuguese passport, and his idol is Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom he has similarities on the pitch.
The young winger is considered as the new jewel emerging from the ever-prolific academy and talents network in Benfica, it is said that he is following the footsteps of Ronaldo at his beginnings. Fast, strong, incisive and with great flair. He is left-footed and has the ability to drive inside looking for the shoot along with his tremendous ability of dribbling and a versatility allowing him to play on both sides.
Benfica managed to persuade him not to renew with Belgian side, Standard Liège, two years ago, as his father, Almami Moreira played an important role in the transfer, But the Portuguese club now faces some sort of challenge in keeping their talent as Moreira’s contract expires in the summer of 2024, and that lead to attract the attention of the top European clubs.
The Spanish newspaper Diario As citing the Italian outlet, SportItalia, stated that the player had already attracted the interest of top teams, with the presence of AC Milan, although the German side, RB Leipzig, remains at the top of the interested sides.
Jorge Mendes, the player’s agent, is aware of Moreira limitless potential, so he has already signed to represent him through his famous agency, Gestifute.
Moreira has just a total of 23 minutes of football with the first team In Benfica, but that should not discourage any suitors as the winger’s performance in last season UEFA Youth League is hard to be overlooked with 4 goals and 5 assists in 10 games.