Benfica snap up Garay from Madrid

Benfica have agreed a deal to sign defender Ezequiel Garay from Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee. It had been widely speculated that Garay would be joining the Portuguese giants as a makeweight in the deal which saw left-back Fabio Coentrao move in the opposite direction. Benfica’s official website has now confirmed the signing of the 24-year-old who had been occupied on international duty with Argentina at the Copa America.

Garay enjoyed a fruitful spell at Racing Santander where he became recognised both for his defensive prowess and potency in the opposition’s penalty box. However, the centre-back saw his career stall at the Bernab

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