Benfica bag Javi Garcia

MADRID - Real Madrid midfielder Javi Garcia has left the club's training camp in Ireland to fly to Lisbon and is expected to agree a move to Benfica in the next few hours, the Spanish club said on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old, who came through the Real youth ranks and has represented Spain at under-21 level, did not feature in Monday's 1-0 win at Shamrock Rovers.

He would follow former team mate Javier Saviola to the Portuguese club after the Argentine signed a three-year deal last month for a fee of 5 million euros.