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