Liverpool will receive just £250k for Joao Teixeira because the Portuguese is moving abroad and not to an English club, writes Paul Joyce in the Express.
Academy players, which Teixeira counts as because we acquired him before he’d signed a professional contract at Sporting Lisbon, can be signed on Bosman deals like anyone else – but provided they’re 23 or under – ‘parent clubs’ are due compensation.
We’re likely to get decent money for Jerome Sinclair from Watford, and had to spend a significant fee for Danny Ings of Burnley – but the laws state that £250k is the maximum a club can receive when a player moves abroad.
Teixeira is 23, so this summer is the last window we’d be entitled to a fee – although we can imagine the playmaker far increasing his value while back in his homeland.
He’s technically excellent and oozes talent, but with the likes of Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino vying for spots – Teixeira would have struggled for game time had he stayed on Merseyside – although the club DID offer him an extension.
We wish Teixeira well, although hope he doesn’t excel too much and makes us regret allowing him to leave.
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