Ajax have confirmed the signing of Benfica goalkeeper Bruno Varela on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old joins Ajax as back-up to number one Andre Onana and could make the deal permanent in the summer.

Speaking to Ajax TV, Verela said, “I already knew a lot about the club, I played against them in the Champions League, in that sense I already know the players. They have a lot of quality and a big name, it’s a very big club in Europe and that’s the most important thing for me: Ajax has rented me now, but there’s an option to buy.”

“It is an honour for me that the club may wanted a buy option, I take it step by step, it just starts, whether it’s renting or buying, I want to work hard every day. the season decides. “

The Portuguese stopper made 35 appearances for Benfica but found himself as third choice this season.

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