Keirrison is Benfica bound

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Barcelona have agreed to send Brazilian starlet Keirrison out on loan for the 2009/10 campaign.

Barca send Brazilian out on loan

Barcelona have agreed to send Brazilian starlet Keirrison out on loan for the 2009/10 campaign. The Brazilian recently completed a move to the Catalan giants from Palmeiras, but he faces considerable competition for places at Camp Nou. As a result, it has been decided that the 20-year-old playmaker would be better served spending a season in Portugal. Keirrison is delighted to have been awarded the opportunity of regular first-team football at Benfica and is looking forward to developing his game at Estadio da Luz. "I am very happy, Benfica are a big club that everyone knows," he told Globoesporte. "Besides, playing in Portugal will make my adjustment to European football easier because of the language and also because of the many Brazilians that play in the team."

Dream

While Keirrison is looking forward to his Portuguese challenge, he admits he cannot wait to get back to Barca and play alongside new arrival Zlatan Ibrahimovic. "I met Ibra yesterday because we were at the same hotel," he said on Tuesday. "We spoke in English and he seemed like a really nice guy. "He told me he will be waiting for me next year. It will be great to play alongside him in the future."

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