Liverpool transfer news: Reds to land ‘English’ starlet from Portugal?

first_img Fabio Sturgeon Last summer Liverpool signed Sporting Lisbon’s English-born Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon and they could mount a similar raid in January for Fabio Sturgeon.Sturgeon, 20, born to an English father and a Portuguese mother, is currently starring in midfield for Belenenses and, according to reports in the Daily Mirror, has been watched several times by Brendan Rodgers’ scouts.So, talkSPORT takes a looks at what the youngster can offer the Reds…Name: Fabio Miguel Santos SturgeonDate of birth: 4 February, 1994Birthplace: Almada, PortugalPosition: MidfielderClub: BelenensesInternational appearances: 5 (Portugal Under-20s)Did you know?1) Sturgeon is a promising and versatile midfielder and made his debut aged just 17 in a cup match with Penafiel, although he was only on the pitch for one minute.2) His next first-team appearance didn’t come around until nearly two years later and slowly but surely Sturgeon, who can play with either foot, has shown flashes of brilliance with Belenenses.3) The youngster has already player for Portugal’s Under-20s but can still switch allegiances to England, through his father, should he wish to.4) Sturgeon started his career on the wing but has been playing as a No.10 in the Primeira Liga this campaign.5) The youngster’s first goal for Belenenses came this season against the club he made his debut against, Penafiel, as his side ran out 3-1 winners.Video evidence: 1last_img

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