Liverpool can confirm Joao Carlos Teixeira will join FC Porto upon the completion of his current contract with the club.

The midfielder has agreed a deal with the Portuguese side to return to his homeland this summer.

Teixeira originally moved to the Reds from Sporting Lisbon in January 2012 and made his first-team debut as a substitute in a 3-2 victory at Fulham in February 2014. Last season, he added a further seven senior appearances for the club to that tally, scoring one goal.

The 23-year-old will officially be registered as a Porto player when his contract with Liverpool is complete on July 1 and the Reds will be entitled to a training compensation fee.

Liverpool would like to wish Joao all the best for his future career with his new club.

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