Olympique Lyonnais have completed the signing of Porto striker Lisandro Lopez, the latter club have confirmed.
According to a statement issued to the Portuguese stock market, the two clubs have agreed a €24 million deal for Lisandro, a fee that could rise to as much as €28m depending upon the player's performances.
The Argentina international is expected in Lyon in the coming days to finalise the move upon passing a medical.
This transfer brings to an end a lengthy saga which had lasted since rumours of an exit by Karim Benzema began to surface.
'Licha' will now fill the shoes of the Real Madrid-bound star, with Lyon spending most of the €35m received from the Spanish giants.
Lisandro, who joined Porto from Racing Club in 2005 for €2.5m, made 28 league appearances for the Dragons last season, scoring 10 goals.
All that is left now is for the medical to confirm the deal, which will occur over the coming days.
Luís Mira, Goal.com