Freddy Adu is reportedly close to signing a five year deal with Portuguese side Benfica.

The Ghana-born Adu, 18, helped DC United capture the 2004 MLS Cup during his first season in the USA.

According to press reports Benfica have already paid out €1.5m to sign the United states international.

Benfica are also due to sign Argentina duo Angel Di Maria and Andres Diaz. The club has reportedly spent €6million on the pair.

Di Maria and Angel are due in Lisbon this weekend to undergo medicals and be presented to the media.