Ajax are set to loan Benfica goalkeeper Bruno Varela until the end of the season with an option to make it permanent.

Last weekend there was plenty of criticism for Kostas Lamprou, who came in for the ill Andre Onana for their clash with Heerenveen. The Greek stopper conceded four and fans of Ajax have been calling for a new back-up goalkeeper to be signed.

It appears that the Ajax management agree with Voetbal International reporting that Benfica stopper Bruno Varela will join on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old, who has had spells with Vitória FC and Real Valladolid, was first choice at Benfica last season and made 35 appearances. However, he has lost his place this season and will now move to Amsterdam pending a medical.

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