Saviola linked with Malaga after leaving Benfica

AFP, Thursday 30 Aug 2012

Argentine forward Javier Saviola parted company with Benfica on Thursday, amid reports in the local media that the 30-year-old is poised to join Spanish club Malaga.

"Benfica and the player Javier Saviola have reached an agreement on the termination of his contract," read a statement from the club, which did not provide further information.

Saviola's contract had been due to expire at the end of the 2012-13 season.

A former Argentina international, Saviola joined Benfica from Real Madrid in June 2009 for a fee of five million euros ($6.25 million).

He scored 39 goals for the club in 121 matches and won the Portuguese league title in 2010.

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