Liverpool have sold fringe player Rafael Camacho to Sporting Lisbon for £5 million, plus up to £2 million of add-on based on league and European success. They have also negotiated a buy-back option, and a 20% sell-on clause.
Lisbon-born Camacho, who began his youth career with Sporting, joined the Manchester City academy system, before making the switch in 2016 to Anfield. He progressed through the ranks and made his first-team debut last season, playing in the FA Cup defeat away to Wolves, and coming on as a substitute in the league win against Crystal Palace.
The 19-year old turned down the offer of a new contract, in part because a promised loan move in January never materialised. Liverpool had wanted to loan him out this season, but faced with the prospect of losing him for a pittance next summer, they have reluctantly decided to accept Sporting’s offer, and have cashed in on him now.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.