Porto pick up Rodríguez

Portuguese champions and 2008/09 UEFA Champions League contenders FC Porto have signed Uruguay attacking midfielder Cristián Rodríguez on a four-year contract.

Cristián Rodríguez played for Benfica during the 2007/08 season
Cristián Rodríguez played for Benfica during the 2007/08 season ©Getty Images

Portuguese champions FC Porto have signed Uruguay attacking midfielder Cristián Rodríguez on a four-year contract.

Agreement
The UEFA Champions League contenders have paid €7m for 70 per cent of his playing contract after Rodríguez spent the 2007/08 season at Liga rivals SL Benfica. The Lisbon side were keen to keep the 22-year-old at the Estádio da Luz, where he scored six goals in 24 games, but the two parties could not reach an agreement. The Uruguayan international started his career at CA Peñarol in his homeland before moving to Europe with Paris Saint-Germain FC for whom he played 36 times in three seasons. He has represented his country on 22 occasions scoring three goals.

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