Watford, Leeds and Celtic interested in Benfica's Branimir Kalaica

Watford, Leeds and Celtic interested in Benfica centre-back Branimir Kalaica as they look to strengthen defences ahead of next season

  • The three clubs are in the market for a new centre-half during the window
  • Kalaica joined Portuguese giants Benfica from Dinamo Zagreb in 2016
  • The 22-year-old  has impressed for Benfica B in the second tier of Portugal

Watford are among the clubs interested in Benfica defender Branimir Kalaica. 

Leeds and Celtic are also keen on the Croatian central defender ahead of next season. 

Watford will be in the market for a new centre half ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, while Leeds are already planning to strengthen their squad ahead of what looks like a return to top flight football. 

Watford are among the clubs interested in Benfica centre-back Branimir Kalaica

Croatia Under-21 international Kalaica joined Portuguese giants Benfica from Dinamo Zagreb in 2016 on a free transfer. 

The ball-playing central defender notched on his Benfica debut against Boavista in 2017, but in the last couple of seasons he has been playing for Benfica B in the second tier of Portugal. 

Benfica are well-stocked in the central defensive department and felt playing for the B side would help continue Kalaica’s development.

Kalaica has impressed for Benfica’s second string and also for Croatia’s Under-21s after coming up against England at the Under-21 European Championship last summer. 

Benfica have high hopes for Kalaica but a move to England could tempt the Croatian to leave, particularly if it results in a smoother pathway to first team football.

The 22-year-old has been playing for Benfica B in the Portugal’s second division 


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