Rafa signs one for the future.
But at least Liverpool have signed 16-year-old Benfica “wonderkid” Toni Brito Sa, who sounds like he might run into a series of amusing misunderstandings if he was ever asked to give his name during a parade drill by Windsor Davies playing a bumptious Army sergeant in a much-loved but still strangely unfunny 1970s Saturday night sitcom. (Guardian)
Benfica have accepted Liverpool’s offer of £290,000 for one of the most highly-rated youngsters in Portugal. (Various)
Rafa continues to build wisely for the future and at the same time manages to make his transfer budget last that little bit longer. Our Gaffer is now well and truly planning for the future in a manner similar to the way Arsene has been doing at Arsenal for a decade plus.
He has of course been dubbed the “Next Cristiano Ronaldo” but whether that was at the behest of the player’s agent is open to debate.
Obviously not much is known about this teenage but Chelsea were chasing him pretty hard until we managed to edge them to his signature.