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Liverpool are close to clinching a deal for Portugal U19 playmaker Joao Carlos Teixeira.
The Sporting Lisbon youngster starlet grabbed Liverpool's attention by scoring against them in the NextGen - a Champions League-style tournament for youth teams.
Teixeira, who has just turned 19, is set to sign on at Merseyside for a deal worth up to just £850,000, according to Portuguese newspaper Record.
The playmaker, who has come through the same academy as Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Figo and Paulo Futre, was reportedly targeted at the insistence of Liverpool's academy technical manager Jose Segura.
Teixeira has shown enough promise to train with Sporting's first-team this season, but has yet to make his senior debut.
Source: Daily Mail
Joao Carlos Teixeira
, Sporting Lisbon
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