Benfica have announced that the club and player have reached an agreement to a contract renewal to 2019.

André Almeida has been a vital player for Jorge Jesus due to his versatility as he is able to play as a defensive midfielder and right and left back when called upon.

"I appreciate the confidence Benfica have shown in me. I will do everything I can to correspond to the faith shown and help the club that has always believed in me."

The 24 year-old joined Benfica from Lisbon side Belenenses.