Goncalo Guedes, who is currently on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, has expressed his desire to prolong his stay with Benfica, the Portuguese football club where he began his career.
Guedes rejoined Benfica on loan this summer after being plagued by injury issues during his temporary stint at the club last season. The 26-year-old forward suffered a knee injury while in Portugal but after recovering, it was decided that his best move would be to return to Benfica for the 2023/24 campaign.
Guedes has now regained his fitness and is targeting a regular run in the starting XI. Speaking in a video published by Mais Futebol, he talked about his route back to Benfica, and how happy he is to be back playing for the club where he made his professional debut in 2014. He said that he had discussed the possibility of returning to Benfica with the club’s management and that negotiations went well.
He hopes to stay at the club for a longer period if possible since he has spent his whole life there. However, his stay in Lisbon will depend on his performance in Portugal. Wolves will be hoping that he shines and makes himself an attractive proposition for other clubs, rather than just Benfica.
Guedes has made only 18 appearances for Wolves since his £27.5million move from Valencia in the summer of 2022, scoring twice. Wolves will face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, where they will hope to secure a win.