Liverpool sign Teixeira from Lisbon

Liverpool have signed Sporting Lisbon teenager Joao Carlos Teixeira.

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The 19-year-old Portuguese youth international will join the club's academy having impressed against them in the NextGen series earlier this season.

While no official transfer fee has been released, the Liverpool Echo believes the Reds have forked out around £850,000 for a player who has been likened to former Portugal international Deco.

In making the move to Anfield, Teixeira has followed in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, who both left the Estadio Jose Alvalade to establish themselves in the Barclays Premier League with Manchester United.

While Sporting were said to be keen on holding on to the talented teenager, their financial woes meant the club had no choice but to accept an offer when Liverpool came knocking.



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