Benfica sign Argentine winger Benitez for five seasons

Lisbon:Benfica announced on Wednesday the signing of Argentine winger Oscar Benitez from Club Atletico Lanus of Argentina for the next five football seasons. The Portuguese club, according to its official statement, did not reveal the value of the deal, but confirmed that the player successfully passed medical tests and has already joined in training with the rest of the squad, reports Efe. The Portuguese press speculated for weeks the signing of Benitez, 23, to be loaned to Boca Juniors, which has not yet been ruled out. Benitez joined other deals confirmed by Benfica for next season, including Peruvian Andre Carrillo, Colombian Guillermo Celis, Argentine Franco Cervi and Serbian Zivkovic.