Benfica and Rafa have not yet reached a consensus for contractual renewal, but negotiations between the incarnated SAD and the Portuguese international businessman will continue this week in order to reach an understanding.
According to the newspaper O Jogo, the extreme, which has proved to be one of the fundamental stones in the tactical scheme of Bruno Lage, demands a salary at the level of the most well paid of the establishment, that is to say, above 2 million euros net per year.
Speaking to the Porto sports, António Araújo, agent of the player, revealed the interest of Newcastle, which had already been revealed by the Portuguese sports press.
"I do not like to talk a lot about these issues, but once we've talked about it, I confirm that Newcastle is one of the players. It's important for the player to focus on being a Benfica champion. and the club is pleased with their performance, "said the agent, revealing that" Thursday or Friday "meetings will continue.