Bayer Leverkusen Closing in on Signing Alejandro Grimaldo

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Bayer Leverkusen are closing in on a deal to sign Benfica defender, Alejandro Grimaldo.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Benfica are just few steps away from signing the highly-rated left-back with rumors linking the Spaniard to a return to Barcelona in the summer.

Alejandro Grimaldo
Bayer Leverkusen closing in on Alejandro Grimaldo deal

Grimaldo, 27, has reportedly completed a medical with Bayer Leverkusen and has agreed personal terms with the club.

Fabrizio Romano confirmed a four-year contract has already been agreed. The Spaniard will join the Bundesliga club next month when his contract at Benfica comes to an end.

Who is Alejandro Grimaldo?

Alejandro “Alex” Grimaldo Garcia is a Spanish professional football player, who plays as a defender for Benfica in Portugal elite division, Premeira Liga.

Born on 20 September, 1995 in Valencia, Spain, Alejandro Grimaldo started his football career with Atletico Valbonense before he joined Valencia Youth Academy in 2006.

He then moved to Barcelona Academy in 2008, where he spent four years before making his first senior club appearance for Barcelona B from 2011.

Alejandro Grimaldo
Grimaldo started his youth career in his homeland Spain

Grimaldo, 27, played for five years for Barcelona B, making 96 appearances and scoring 6 goals.

On 29 December, 2015, Grimaldo joined Benfica when he was running out of contract at Barcelona B.

He was bought for €1.5m by Benfica in 2015 on a five-year contract.

He made his debut for the club in 2016 and had went ahead to make 194 appearances for the club scoring 17 goals.

Alejandro Grimaldo has risen through the ranks in Spanish football but has not been called for the senior national team.

He has played for Spain U-16, U-17, U-19, and U-21 but has not broken into the senior national team.

Grimaldo has won the Primeira Liga three times since joining Benfica, including Taca de Portugal, and Taca da Liga.

He has won the Primeira Liga defender of the month two times, including Primeira Liga Team of The Year.

Grimaldo extended his contract with Benfica in 2019. He signed another extension that extended his stay in Portugal from 2021 to 2023. He was earning €30,700 weekly at the club.

This season, Grimaldo has made 31 Primeira Liga appearances for Benfica, scoring 4 goals with 8 assists.

How old is Alex Grimaldo?

Alejandro Alex Grimaldo is 27 years old. He was born on 20 September, 1995 and will be celebrating his 28th birthday in few months time.

What league is Grimaldo?

Grimaldo is playing in Portugal elite division, the Primeira Liga. He joined the league in 2016, signing a five-year contract with Primeira Liga giants Benfica.

What number is Grimaldo?

Grimaldo is donning jersey number 3 for Benfica. He is a key member of the squad but will leaving the club as a free agent in the summer.

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