Benfica boosted by Suazo capture

SL Benfica have strengthened their squad for autumn's UEFA Cup campaign by signing 29-year-old Honduran international striker David Suazo on a season's loan from FC Internazionale Milano.

David Suazo has joined Benfica on loan
David Suazo has joined Benfica on loan ©AFP

SL Benfica have strengthened their squad for autumn's UEFA Cup campaign by signing FC Internazionale Milano striker David Suazo.

Limited opportunities
The 28-year-old Honduran international arrives in Lisbon on a season's loan, 12 months after he moved to Inter from Cagliari Calcio. Suazo was limited to nine Serie A starts with the Italian champions last term, although he did make another 18 league appearances from the bench, scoring eight goals. Voted best foreign player in Italy alongside AC Milan's Kaká in 2006, Suazo had caught the eye over eight seasons with Cagliari, for whom he played 255 league games, finding the net 94 times. He will hope for similar opportunities to impress with Benfica, who finished fourth in the 2007/08 Portuguese Liga. His new club will learn their UEFA Cup first-round opponents when the draw takes place from 13.00CET on Friday.