Aimar enjoying life at Benfica

Playmaker staying at Benfica and eyeing international recall

Aimar: Staying put

Pablo Aimar is enjoying his renaissance at Benfica and has pledged his future to the club.

The 30-year-old Argentine has been a revelation since joining the Portuguese giants, and along with his compatriot Javier Saviola, has been a revelation at the club.

Indeed, Aimar's impressive performances have led to rumours of interest from Premier League clubs.

But the diminutive genius only has eyes for a recall for the national team, having played only once in three years.


"I have signed a deal which runs until 2012 and perhaps I will stay in Portugal for the rest of my career," Aimar told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.

"I have not spoken to the Argentina coach Sergio Baptista but anything is possible if I continue to play this well.

"For me this is a big challenge and it's a possibility while I'm playing well in Europe."