Everson enters Benfica ranks

SL Benfica have signed the Brazilian midfield player Everson from OGC Nice on a four-year contract.

European experience
The 28-year-old had spent two seasons with Nice, having previously played for VfL Osnabrück in German regional football. He has agreed a four-year contract.

'Fantastic transfer'
Everson said: "This transfer is fantastic for me. Benfica are one of the top European clubs and this move is like a prize for all the hard work I have put in."

Eligible for action
Having not featured in Nice's UEFA Intertoto Cup campaign due to injury, Everson will be eligible for Benfica's Champions League challenge, which begins with a third qualifying round tie against RSC Anderlecht this month.