Liverpool complete signing of Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza

Liverpool have completed the signing of 18-year-old midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Internacional.

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Allan had been training with the club all summer and was named in the squad for the friendly against HJK Helsinki.

Liverpool submitted a ‘cheat sheet’ before the 6pm transfer deadline on Tuesday in order to complete the deal on Wednesday. The fee is reported to be £500,000.

The left-footed Brazilian has immediately joined Finnish side Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho until January.

The Guardian‘s Andy Hunter explained last month:

“The 18-year-old impressed Liverpool coaches during the Frenz International Cup held in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, when both the Merseyside and Brazilian clubs’ under-18s teams featured, and talks to bring the player from Porto Alegre to Anfield are under way.

“Allan, as he is more succinctly known, would cost around £500,000 and represents part of a concerted effort by Liverpool to bolster their options at youth level this summer.”

The Reds also signed Bobby Adekanye (Barcelona) and Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake) this summer.