As reported by Portuguese newspaper O Jogo earlier today, the Biancocelesti have identified the 25-year-old Spanish full-back as a strong option to strengthen new coach Maurizio Sarri’s squad, and are already in contact with the Portuguese club regarding a possible deal.
With a release clause of €60 million, it may be difficult to prise him away from Portugal, but reports suggest that a deal could be reached for around €20 million.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also both interested in Grimaldo, but that has not stopped Lazio from opening talks for the player, even in the face of strong competition.
The 25-year-old Grimaldo, who is contracted to Benfica until 2023, made 31 Liga NOS appearances this season, for a total of 2466 minutes. In that time, he scored two goals and provided 10 assists.