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Benfica set to sign Serbian hotshot

Portuguese newspaper Record has revealed that Benfica have reached an agreement to sign Partizan Belgrade forward Lazar Markovic.

According to the same source, the Eagles have already struck terms with the investment fund that owns the player’s rights.

Transfer guru Pini Zahavi, who represents the aforementioned investment fund, will meet with Benfica chairman Luis Filipe Vieira on Monday or Tuesday to officially wrap up the deal.

The Eagles have produced quite a coup by luring the talented forward to Estadio da Luz considering that both Chelsea and Inter had been keeping close tabs on the player.

Markovic will be the fourth Serbian player to join Benfica in the summer transfer window, following Filip Djuricic, Miralem Sulejmani and Stefan Mitrovic.

The 19-year-old attacker has clocked up 46 league appearances for Partizan Belgrade, scoring 13 goals, while he has already been capped 7 times at senior level, starting four 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Sun 9 Jun, 2013
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