Standard Liege confirm Axel Witsel will join Benfica

Belgian club have confirmed an agreement with the Portuguese side for the transfer, and the player will pen a five-year deal in Lisbon
Standard Liege have confirmed Axel Witsel will join Benfica after the clubs reached an agreement for the midfielder's transfer.

A statement on Standard Liege's official website reads:

"Standard Liege and Benfica have concluded the agreement which will allow Axel Witsel to join the Lisbon-based club for five years."

Transfer details such as the fee and player wages were not disclosed by the clubs.

The 22-year-old Belgium international was previously linked with AC Milan, but is now set for a new career in Portuguese football.

Witsel joined Standard as a 10-year-old and worked his way up through the ranks to win two league titles among other trophies during his time at the club.

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