Argentine winger Nicolas Gaitan admits he is prepared to remain at Benfica in spite of the heavy interest in his services.
The highly rated footballer is believed to be on the radar of Europe’s top clubs, but the Eagles have so far failed to receive an offer close to their valuation.
Gaitan has less than two years left on his current deal, meaning that Benfica will need to cash in on him soon unless he agrees to extend his contract.
The winger has revealed the club have received several proposals for his services, while confirming that he is open to signing a new deal at Estadio da Luz.
“I had several offers to leave, but the president didn’t want to sell me,” Gaitan said to TyC Sports in Argentina.
“Anyway, I feel very comfortable at Benfica and I am grateful to the club that brought me to Europe.
”These (contract renewal) issues should be dealt with my representative, but we are always available to listen and negotiate.”
Nicolas Gaitan joined Benfica from Boca Juniors in the summer of 2010 and has since scored 18 goals in 107 league outings.
The 26-year-old recently ended his exile from the national team, making his first appearance after three years in a friendly against Germany.
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