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Benfica bolster defence with left-back Djavan

Published: Sunday 8 June 2014, 22.21CET
SL Benfica have strengthened the left side of their defence by agreeing a four-your deal for Brazilian full-back Djavan da Silva Ferreira, who is relishing a "unique opportunity".
Benfica bolster defence with left-back Djavan
Djavan da Silva Ferreira will represent Benfica next term ©AFP
Published: Sunday 8 June 2014, 22.21CET

Benfica bolster defence with left-back Djavan

SL Benfica have strengthened the left side of their defence by agreeing a four-your deal for Brazilian full-back Djavan da Silva Ferreira, who is relishing a "unique opportunity".

SL Benfica have announced the signing of Brazilian left-back Djavan da Silva Ferreira on a four-year contract from SC Corinthians Alagoano.

The 26-year-old joins the Portuguese champions after spending the 2013/14 campaign on loan at A. Académica de Coimbra, where he made 27 Liga appearances. "There were other clubs interested in me, but when the name of Benfica came up I had no doubts", said Djavan.

"It is a unique opportunity and you can be sure that I will honour this shirt. I will join a very strong group of players and I will do everything to help the team achieve the success that makes our millions of supporters happy. I am a team player and I am eager to start working."

Djavan becomes Benfica's second summer acquisition, following the purchase of young Polish midfielder Paweł Dawidowicz. The Eagles, who will compete in next season's UEFA Champions League group stage, were in need of strengthening the left side of their defence after last season's first choice left-back Guilherme Siqueira, on loan from Granada CF, sealed a transfer to Club Atlético de Madrid.

Last updated: 19/06/14 10.50CET

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