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Benfica set to sign Alex Witsel from Standard

Posted on | July 13, 2011 | No Comments

After selling Fabio Coentrao to Real Madrid for a sum of around 30 millions, Benfica are using the money to strengthen the squad.

Their first notable acquisition was Ezequiel Garay from Real Madrid. Another target for them is Drenthe also from Real Madrid as a replacement for Coentrao.

Now they announced another signing, this time in midfield area, Alex Witsel from Standard Liege.

The 22 years old midfielder is one of the most talented midfielders of his age and was a target for big clubs like Milan or Barcelona.

Witsel played only for Standard and has won two league title with them. The Belgium international also scored 32 goals in 146 appearances for the club.



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