Benfica to Man City: Pay up or shut up

Benfica┬ápresident Luis Filipe Vieira has stressed that the Portuguese giants have no intention of letting go of┬áJavi Garcia┬áfor anything less than his Ôé¼30 million [┬ú23.8m] buy-out clause.

The midfielder has recently been linked with a move to Manchester City, but the Premier League champions will not get their man on the cheap.

“Javi will only leave if a club matches his buy-out clause. This figure is non-negotiable,” the Benfica president stated to reporters.

The 25-year-old midfielder joined Benfica from Real Madrid in the summer of 2009, and has since developed into a key player for the Lisbon giants.

Javi Garcia inked a new deal with Benfica until the summer of 2018 back in March.