Jeremy Sarmiento: The Charlton rookie has joined Benfica’s English revolution in Lisbon


FROM South London to Lisbon, it’s been a hell of a journey for Jeremy Sarmiento.

Only 16, he made the brave move to swap Charlton Athletic for Benfica last week.

Jeremy Sarmiento
Jeremy Sarmiento is the latest British talent to swap the UK for Portugal
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In doing so, Sarmiento  joined former Arsenal starlet Chris Willock, 20, at the Estádio da Luz to continues his footballing education.

It’s a trend that British footballers are following in search of much-needed first team action.

And, if the reviews of Sarmiento’s game are to be believed, it won’t be long before he’s starting for the Águias.

The attacking player operated on the wing for Addicks youth teams, even featuring in their Under 23 side last term.