Benfica to Academica (loan)
Benfica midfielder David Simao has joined fellow Liga Zon Sagres outfit Academica on loan until the end of the season. Simao had been promoted to the first team this season at Benfica, but has found playing time non-existent. The midfielder has only managed two appearances for the club so far this season, and both have been in the Taca de Portugal, which is the cup competition. Now, David Simao will join high-flying Academica on loan for the rest of the season, in an effort to gain playing time.