The 31-year-old has been given permission to leave the Portuguese champions after an agreement was reached between the two clubs, and he is expected to sign a two-year contract and be paraded to the fans at the Mungersdorfer Stadion on Wednesday afternoon.
"I have always said I would like to play abroad in another league and Benfica have allowed me this opportunity, for which I am grateful," he said before leaving Lisbon airport.
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