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Gaitán extends Benfica stay until 2016

Published: Tuesday 25 October 2011, 20.59CET
Nicolás Gaitán has agreed a one-year contract extension at SL Benfica – a move designed to keep the Argentina midfielder at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica until 2016.
Gaitán extends Benfica stay until 2016
Benfica midfielder Nicolás Gaitán in UEFA Champions League action ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Tuesday 25 October 2011, 20.59CET

Gaitán extends Benfica stay until 2016

Nicolás Gaitán has agreed a one-year contract extension at SL Benfica – a move designed to keep the Argentina midfielder at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica until 2016.

Nicolás Gaitán has signed a one-year contract extension at SL Benfica in a deal that commits the Argentina midfielder to the Lisbon outfit until the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

The new deal rewards the impact that the 23-year-old has made since his arrival from CA Boca Juniors at the start of last season. Fully established as a key member of Jorge Jesus's side, he has featured in all three of Benfica's UEFA Champions League Group C matches, having also scored in the third qualifying round first-leg victory against Trabzonspor AŞ.

Gaitán, who has made 34 Portuguese Liga appearances in total, also struck a late goal to rescue a point for the Eagles in the 2-2 draw at champions FC Porto on 23 September. The excellent performances of the six-times capped international have prompted Benfica to include a €45m release clause in his contract.

Last updated: 26/10/11 11.17CET

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