Liverpool midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira has confirmed he is joining Porto this summer, in a move he describes as a “dream”.
The 23-year-old has struggled for first-team opportunities at Anfield, managing a total of just seven appearances in 2015/16.
Teixeira was out of contract this summer and he says returning to his homeland was something that was key in his decision-making.
“I am from the north [of Portugal] and to wear blue and white has always been a dream for me,” Teixeira said.
“Now I can work at my club in my region and my country.
“I had other offers but do not want anything other than to wear blue and white.”
Teixeira joined Liverpool in 2012, having shone for Sporting Lisbon’s youth team against the Reds, but he never managed to become a regular part of the squad.
Liverpool will receive just £250,000 compensation due to Teixeira moving to a club outside of England. The Reds paid an initial £830,000 for him four years ago.