The official website for European football

Salvio returns to Benfica on permanent deal

Published: Thursday 2 August 2012, 11.25CET
Eduardo Salvio declared himself "happy and thankful" after moving from Club Atlético de Madrid to SL Benfica on a five-year deal, having impressed on loan in Lisbon in 2010/11.
Salvio returns to Benfica on permanent deal
Eduardo Salvio celebrates after Atlético's UEFA Europa League triumph in May ©Sportsfile
Published: Thursday 2 August 2012, 11.25CET

Salvio returns to Benfica on permanent deal

Eduardo Salvio declared himself "happy and thankful" after moving from Club Atlético de Madrid to SL Benfica on a five-year deal, having impressed on loan in Lisbon in 2010/11.

Eduardo Salvio has swapped Club Atlético de Madrid for SL Benfica for an undisclosed fee.

Salvio has signed a five-year contract with Benfica, bringing an end to his two-and-a-half-season stay in the Spanish capital. He previously made 19 Portuguese Liga appearances for Benfica during a loan spell from Atlético during the 2010/11 campaign.

"I'm very happy and grateful to Benfica for their efforts in my acquisition," said the Argentinian international. "I wanted to return to the club and I will give my very best to thank everyone."

Salvio scored five goals in 44 Liga games for Atlético, having arrived from CA Lanús in January 2010. He featured as a substitute in the Rojiblancos' UEFA Europa League final triumphs of that year and 2012.

Last updated: 02/08/12 14.01CET

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1844602.html#salvio+returns+benfica+permanent+deal

UEFA.com features

Madrid and Barça spurred on by Copa history
  • Madrid and Barça spurred on by Copa history
  • Unbeaten Sparta aim to go all the way
  • Steaua have to start again
  • Omens against holders in German derby
  • Carney and Potter on Birmingham rise
  • Classic UEFA Champions League semi-finals
  • Gerrard focused on leading Liverpool to glory
  • Valencia confound Basel, Evra strike's gold
  • Quarter-finals: second-leg facts and stats
  • Isaksen and Mjelde enjoying Norway ride
1 of 10
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.