Lisandro Lopez joins Getafe on loan

The Primera Division club announce the signing of the Argentine defender, who only joined Benfica from Arsenal de Sarandi this summer, for the rest of the season
Getafe have made a late deadline-day move to secure the services of Benfica defender Lisandro Lopez on a season-long loan.

The Portuguese giants signed the Argentine from Arsenal de Sarandi earlier this summer but have chosen to send him away from the Estadio da Luz to gain first-team experience.

A statement released on Getafe's official club website read: "We have reached an agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Lisandro Lopez for 2013-14."

Getafe coach Luis Garcia Plaza will hope that the Argentina international's arrival will help kickstart their Liga campaign, which has so far yielded a solitary point from their first three fixtures.

Earlier in the summer Lopez was linked with a host of top European clubs but Benfica acted first to clinch the signature of the highly rated defender.