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Real Zaragoza sign Benfica's Roberto

August 2, 2011

Real Zaragoza have signed Roberto Jimenez Gago from Benfica in a deal worth more than eight million euros.

Roberto Benfica
PA PhotosRoberto returns to Spain after just one season in the Portuguese Liga

Roberto, 25, had a loan spell at La Romareda last year before switching to Portugal from Atletico Madrid, but has now signed a five-year contract with the Primera Division club.

"I come with high hopes about the new project that is brewing at Real Zaragoza for next season,'' Roberto told the club's official website.

"Zaragoza is my home. I am proud to come back here. I know many of my team-mates and I feel very comfortable working with young players of such quality.''