Benfica sign Vieira from Vicente
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Midfielder Hugo Vieira has signed for Benfica from Portuguese Liga rivals Gil Vicente, the Lisbon club has revealed.

"Hugo Vieira has signed a contract until 20 June 2016," Benfica said in a statement.

The 23-year-old said that he wanted to make his mark on the first team to quickly get a call-up to the national side.

The club have already signed Dutch forward Ola John from FC Twente.