Benfica Land Tottenham Target On Free Transfer

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Portuguese giants pip Spurs to the post for striker.

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Portuguese side Benfica have beaten Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of free agent striker Jonas and have given him a two-year deal for the privilege, according to Inside Futbol.

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The Brazilian striker had been a free agent ever since leaving Spanish outfit Valencia at the end of last season, and he had been tipped to make his way to north London at some point over the summer.

However, Benfica have now won the race to snap him up, with Jonas putting pen to paper on a contract which keeps him at the Estadio da Luz until the summer of 2016.

The 30-year-old had been with Valencia for four years since joining from Brazilian club Gremio, and will now be expected to bolster Benfica’s ailing attacking options as they look to build on last season’s success.

At international level Jonas has won eight caps for Brazil, scoring twice.

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