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Real Madrid Complete £27m Deal to Sign Benfica Left Back Fabio Coentrao

Bernabeu side snap up Portuguese full back.

Real Madrid have struck a deal which will see them land Portugal international full-back Fabio Coentrao.

The Spanish giants have agreed to pay Benfica €30million (£27m), the Portuguese club have confirmed.

The completion of the transfer is subject to the player passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

Coentrao was under contract at Benfica until 2016, forcing Real to dig deep in pursuit of his signature.

He is considered to be one of Europe’s most promising left-backs, with his ability to get forward as well as defend marking him out as a useful addition to any side.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Impressive Portuguese international Fabio Coentrao had been strongly linked with interest from Chelsea but it has now been confirmed that Jose Mourinho has completed the signing of the talented 23 year old who had impressed many during last summer’s World Cup campaign and the previous term when he helped Benfica to a domestic double.

One wonders where exactly the left back will fit in given that the current first team regular in that position at the Bernabeu, Marcelo, started almost every game last term and had perhaps his most consistent season at the La Liga giants.

It is believed that Real Madrid’s Argentine international centre back Ezequiel Garay will head to Portugal as part of the deal.

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