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Benfica to sign Eduardo Salvio

Benfica have reached an agreement to sign Atletico Madrid forward Eduardo Salvio, according to AS.

The Spanish newspaper reports that the two clubs have agreed on the transfer fee, while the player’s agent Agustin Jimenez trashed out personal terms with the Portuguese club.

Salvio will undergo a medical at Estadio de Luz on Wednesday before signing a long-term deal with the Eagles.

The highly rated winger joined Atletico Madrid in a €10 million deal from Lanus in January 2010 and he scored 2 goals in 13 La Liga games during his first six months at the club.

The player was then loaned to Benfica, where he impressed the club chiefs by scoring 4 goals in 19 league games.

The Eagles have attempted to bring him back to the club ever since his loan stint ended and it appears they have finally succeeded in their quest.

With both Nicolas Gaitan and Oscar Cardozo nearing the exit door, the Argentine will be a great addition to Jorge Jesus’ squad.

Tue 31 Jul, 2012
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