Benfica sign Gabriel Pires from Leganes

Portuguese giants Benfica have completed the signing of Leganes winger Gabriel Pires in an €8m deal, it has been confirmed.

The 24-year-old has been a constant in the Madrid-based club’s starting line-up since joining the club from Juventus, initially on a loan deal, in 2015.

Pires enjoyed many memorable moments at Butarque including promotion to the top flight followed by successive survivals, while he netted the winner to eliminate Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey in January.

Pires has signed a five-year contract at the Lisbon-based club, who earlier this month landed Sevilla full-back Sebastien Corchia.

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