Benfica sign Lopez from Arsenal de Sarandi
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Benfica have signed higly-rated Argentina centre-back Lisandro Lopez from Arsenal de Sarandi on a five-year contract, the Portuguese giants announced.

The 23-year-old, not to be confused with his namesake, the Argentinian striker at Lyon, cost Benfica €5m, according to A Bola.

Benfica have inserted a €35m buy-out clause in the Argentina international's contract.

Lopez helped Arsenal to the Clausura 2012 title.