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Benfica sign Witsel

July 14, 2011
By Wim Van Walle
Portuguese giants Benfica have completed the signing of Belgium international Axel Witsel.

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Witsel, 22, joins from Standard Liege for an undisclosed fee and has signed a five-year deal including a €40 million buyout clause.

Having sought to leave Belgium in order to develop further as a player, the midfielder had an agreement with the club's previous board that they would not put too big a price-tag ...

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