Aimar signs for Benfica

Argentinian international midfielder Pablo Aimar on Thursday signed for Portuguese giants Benfica from relegated Spanish side Real Zaragoza.

The 28-year-old - nicknamed 'the clown' and capped over 50 times by his country as well as being a veteran of two FIFA World Cup™ final tournaments - has agreed a four-year deal worth 7.5 million euros (11.9 million dollars).

Aimar previously worked under Benfica's new Spanish scoach Quique Flores during his time at Valencia from 2000 to 2006.