Many Benfica fans were quite worried about the uncertainty surrounding one of its most promising talents — Felipe Rodrigues da Silva, a young defender that has been demonstrating outstanding performances with the Portuguese squad. Finally, the Twitter post from the club solidified the new contract with the player that will make him an integral part of the roster for the 2022-2023 season.
Morato is the most promising youngling in Benfica
Originally discovered by San Paulo in 2016, the defender quickly grabbed the attention of Portuguese scouts who saw the immense potential in a young player who has an excellent physique (he is 192 cm tall), a smart brain, and the ability to perform under any conditions. He was quickly acquired by Benfica. The club initially put the promising star in the B squad to test him.
In 2020 and 2021, he appeared 44 times as a starter on the Benfica B squad and 38 times as a substitute or a starter in the main Benfica roster playing in the Primeira Liga. Fans were immediately charmed by his bold moves, powerful tackling, and even occasional blunders.
Experts and fans noticed that the player has what it takes to be among the greatest players in the club’s history and carry the legacy of the brand to new heights.
Benfica started the season strong with 6 out of 6 domestic games won confidently and the international competition, including Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv, dispatched without mercy. Morato started in every game and showed that his defending skills are pivotal in the success of the club. His ability to control opponents and protect the center of the field was impressive, to say the least.
The future of Benfica looks good
The club seems to be in great shape and the squad looks unstoppable. Benfica wants to hold on to its most valuable players including Morato, Antonio Silva, and Verissimo. These young players can be the foundation for the future development of talent in the club’s infrastructure. Led by veterans like Joao Vitor, the squad can become even stronger when Silva and Morate enter their prime years and reach peak form.
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