Gonzalo Geds, who came as Hwang Hee-chan’s competitor… Transfer on loan in 5 months
Portuguese striker Gonzalo Geds moved to his former club Benfica on loan less than a season after joining Wolverhampton Wanderers.
On the 19th, Benfica announced the recruitment of Geds on its official channel. According to earlier reports, the terms of the transfer are known to be leases without complete transfer options.
Geds is a new striker who joined Wolverhampton in August last year. Wolverhampton, who had a lot of worries to improve his blunt offense, spent 33 million euros to bring Geds from Valencia. He was selected as Hwang Hee-chan’s direct competitor at the time of the transfer as an attacker who can play both sides and center.
But Geds was not very helpful to Wolverhampton. He pushed out Hwang Hee-chan and established himself as a starting pitcher, but he only scored one goal and one assist in 13 league games. In the end, he lost his position under the newly launched coach Julen Lopetegui after Bruno Raj was replaced. As Hwang Hee-chan gave up his starting position and took longer time to keep the bench, he decided to leave the team on loan for the rest of the season.
Benfica, the new team, is familiar to the Geds. Geds grew up through the Benfica youth system and made his professional debut. In January 2017, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and left Benfica, but he returned to his former team after six years.
Meanwhile, Lopetegui, the new manager at Wolverhampton ahead of the Qatar World Cup, is reorganizing his offense to improve his league’s worst scoring ability. Daniel Podens and Hwang Hee-chan have begun to be appointed as side strikers and are bringing in strikers from big clubs. Following the recent loan of Brazilian striker Matteo Cunha from Atletico Madrid, Spanish winger Pablo Sarabia, who was in PSG, was recruited.