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By ESPN Staff

Aimar set to complete Benfica transfer

Pablo Aimar's agent insists that the deal to take the Zaragoza playmaker to Benfica will be completed in the very near future.

The 28-year-old announced that he would leave the relegated Spanish side this summer, with Lisbon giants Benfica instantly showing their interest in the player.

Talks have been on-going for some time now, but the apparent delay in taking the diminutive Argentinian to Portugal had reportedly attracted interest from Premier League duo Everton and Newcastle.

However, Aimar's representative, Gustavo Mascardi, believes that his client will turn down moves to England and complete his switch to Lisbon in the next few days.

'I'm awaiting at the moment a phone call from (Zaragoza owner) Agapito Iglesias telling me that Benfica's money has arrived,' Mascardi told Portuguese newspaper Record.

'As things stand Aimar will be a player at the Portuguese club.'

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