"The Benfica Foundation and FLH Hotels of the Feelslikehome group signed a partnership yesterday that will allow the revitalization of the building of the former headquarters of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, in Rua Jardim do Regedor. It is a historic building that was donated by the club to the Benfica Foundation," read a statement on the online site of the 'reds'.

The goal is to "ensure the adequate heritage for the fulfilment of its mission in Portugal and in the world", with a reuse based on "the history of Benfica".

"The lease that connects the two institutions will also be a valuable contribution to the requalification of this area in the centre of the city of Lisbon," adds the note from the Benfiquistas, without giving further details of the deal.