Liverpool have agreed a permanent deal with Sporting Lisbon for Rafa Camacho, which could net the club £7million.
Sporting have agreed to pay £5million up front for the 19-year-old, who only made two first-team appearances during his time on Merseyside, rising to £7million depending on league and European success.
The Reds have also landed a 20 per cent sell-on clause and a buy-back option for Camacho, who was a regular for Neil Critchley’s U23s last season.
The Times report that Camacho had agreed to sign a new deal in January on the proviso he would be loaned out. However, injuries to senior players meant Jurgen Klopp would not grant a temporary move.
Camacho in turn refused to sign a new deal – meaning he had 12 months left on his contract and could have left for just £270,000 compensation next summer.
The winger, who was reported to have been bait for Liverpool in their bod to land Bruno Fernandes, rejected interest from Wolverhampton AC Milan and Schalke due to concerns over a lack of game time.
He took to Instagram following Liverpool U23’s 6-0 win over Leicester at the King Power Stadium in April, hitting out at being used out of position as a right-back in the past.
“I do not know whose idea it is, but I will prove that they are mistaken about my football.
“I’m not a right defender, I’m an attacker who scores goals. This is my DNA,” read Camacho’s post.
“Everybody at LFC wishes Rafael the best of luck at his new club,” read Liverpool’s website.