signs Liberian Born Twente winger Ola John
May 24 (Reuters) - Benfica have agreed to sign Dutch winger Ola John from
Twente Enschede on a five-year contract, the Portuguese club
said on Thursday.
Benfica did not disclose how much they paid for the
20-year-old winger but said the player's buyout clause was
agreed at 45 million euros ($56.63 million).
Liberian-born John stood out in a Champions League
qualifying match between Benfica and Twente last year.
Although Benfica advanced, John set up two goals and
impressed with his speed and technique.
Benfica boast several crafty attacking midfielders including
Argentine Nicolas Gaitan, Brazilian Bruno Cesar and Spaniard
($1 = 0.7947 euros) (Reporting by Daniel Alvarenga, editing
by Ed Osmond)
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