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Real Madrid Sign Fábio Coentrã From Benfica

Real Madrid have finally signed Benfica full-back Fábio Coentrão for a fee of around to be €30m.

The 23-year-old Portuguese international has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabéu, is the fifth new signing for Jose Mourinho side, following the earlier signings this summer of Raphaël Varane, Hamit Altıntop, Nuri Şahin and José Callejón.

The left-sided Coentra finally cemented his first-team place at Benfica in 2009/10, making 26 appearances for Jorge Jesus’s Portuguese Liga-winning side. Coentrão was also an ever-present for Portugal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup before showing his versatility by playing in midfield for Benfica during parts of last term.