Eduardo ‘Toto’ Salvio has committed his future to Benfica, signing a new contract that ties him to the club until the summer of 2019. The Argentinean’s existing deal was set to expire in 2017, and he was said to be interesting Boca Juniors, but he has made no secret of his desire to remain in Lisbon.
The popular winger lifted his third successive Portuguese title with Benfica in May, but he endured a frustrating season, as injury kept him out of the side until February. He went on to play 12 games in all competitions – 9 as a substitute – but failed to register a single goal or assist.
Having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligaments on two separate occasions, the 25-year old will be desperate to avoid any further injuries and recapture the form that made him a fans’ favourite at the Estádio da Luz.
Salvio has played a total of 160 games during his two spells at Benfica, contributing 38 goals and 33 assists. He has been capped 5 times by Argentina, but has not played an international match since a friendly with Saudi Arabia in November 2012.