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Benfica striker Oliveira to join Swansea

Xinhua, December 24, 2014 Adjust font size:

English Premier League club Swansea City have agreed to sign Nelson Oliveira from Benfica on loan until the end of the season, according to the offical website of English Premier League.

Oliveira, a forward with 14 caps for Portugal, will join Swansea when the transfer window opens on 3 January.

The 23-year-old striker, who stands 1.80 meters tall, has played for clubs in France, Spain and Portugal. In Swansea he will wear shirt No.9,and help manager Garry Monk cover for the Wilfried Bony' s involvement in the African Cup of Nations next month.

"The deal was agreed early so I can spend an extra 10 days in Swansea training with the squad and getting to know my new teammates. It's going to be a big challenge because I have a lot of respect for fellow strikers Wilfried Bony and Bafetimbi Gomis." Oliveira said.

The transfer window for Barclays Premier League clubs opens on 3 January, 2015, and runs until 11pm on 2 February. Endi

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