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The Argentine attacker has been on the fringes of the action at the club this season, but his representative says that the player remains as committed as ever

Javier Saviola is growing increasingly frustrated at his lack of playing time at Benfica, his agent has declared.

The former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker, who joined Benfica in 2009, has been a bit-part player at the Estadio da Luz in recent times, with only 15 competitive starts to date in 2011-12.

"It is very complicated to leave a player like this on the bench, but it is a decision of coach Jorge Jesus and there is nothing you can do about it, other than respect it," Diego Queiruga told Antena 1.

"Has he expressed an interest in leaving? He has always been professional and thought about Benfica and playing for this club. I think that is still the case, but that is a very personal question and you have to ask him that yourselves."

Benfica exercised a clause in January a clause in Saviola's contract to extend the striker's stay at the club until 2013.