Brazilian teenager Luizao set for Porto move: Reports

Indo Asian News Service

Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS) Portuguese football giants Porto have agreed a deal to sign highly rated Brazilian teenager Luizao, according to media reports.

The Portuguese club will pay six million euros ($6.4 million) for 50 per cent of Luizao's economic rights, with Sao Paulo to keep the other 50 per cent, the Uol news service reported, adding that the deal would be confirmed "within days".

The 19 year-old midfielder is the fourth player to be sold by Sao Paulo to a European club this year, following the transfers of David Neres to Ajax, Lyanco to Torino and Augusto Galvan to Real Madrid, reports Xinhua news agency.

Luizao will be the fifth Brazilian on Porto's books, joining Alex Telles, Otavio, Felipe and Francisco Soares.

The 27-time Primeira Liga champions are currently second in Portugal's top flight standings, three points behind Benfica with five games remaining in the season.

--IANS

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