Soccer-Benfica sign Argentine centre back Lopez (Reuters)

LISBON, July 10 (Reuters) – Portuguese Premier League club Benfica signed 23-year-old Argentine centre back Lisandro Lopez from Arsenal de Sarandi, the Lisbon club said on Wednesday. Lopez signed a five-year deal with a 35-million-euro ($44.75-million) buyout clause, the club added in a statement. The Argentine strengthens Benfica’s back four, which boasts experienced Brazilian Luisao and highly-rated Ezequiel Garay as the regular centre back duo. “Since I was 20 years old I’ve player over 100 matches at Arsenal de Sarandi and earned experience. …

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