Benfica Striker Oscar Cardozo Wants New Challenge

'Tacuara' is hoping for a big summer move...

SL Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo has affirmed that he is looking to further his career at a different club.

The Paraguay international is believed to be under scrutiny by Manchester City after an impressive season at the Estadio da Luz in which he scored 38 goals in all competitions.

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus has indicated he would like to count on Cardozo, for whom Benfica paid €11,1 million in 2007, for another season, but confessed he is already on the lookout for alternatives should the 27-year-old leave the club.

And Cardozo, who is currently with the Paraguay squad for the World Cup, has now admitted he is contemplating embarking on a new challenge to enhance his international credentials.

"I want to play for a big club from a different league, but the one to decide will be Benfica," Cardozo told RTP.

"The coach spoke to me yesterday and he told me he wants me to stay one more year, but I do not know. That will depend on Benfica."

Earlier this week, Jesus indicated AC Milan striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was one of the names he was considering to replace Cardozo.