Fabio Sturgeon attracting Liverpool transfer interest

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Liverpool are weighing up a move for 20 year-old Fabio Sturgeon, who plays for Portuguese side Belenenses, as reported by The Mirror.

Sturgeon is a young midfielder who is eligible for both Portugal and England national sides due to his father being English.

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To date, Sturgeon has played his entire career in Portugal having worked his way up from both Charneca da Caparica and Pescadores youth sides, before his recent club Belenenses.

Sturgeon has made 24 appearances for his current side, including five this season. Great things are expected from the starlet who has also appeared five times for Portugal U20s, and he is likely to command a fee in the region of £2.4 million.

It is believed that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already sent scouts to watch the upcoming prospect.

Commitment to youth

It is well-known that Liverpool are a club with fantastic youth development facilities and have a manager who invests his faith in young talent.

With the likes of John Flanagan, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho coming on leaps and bounds under Rodgers’ guidance, there is no reason that Sturgeon couldn’t maximise his potential at the Merseyside giants.

This would be the second youth talent recruited from Portugal in recent times, with defender Tiago Illori making the transition in the summer of 2013. To date, however, Ilori has spent the majority of his Anfield career on loan; firstly to Granada and more recently to Bordeaux.

Liverpool must act quickly however, with Benfica also expressing an interest in the midfielder.

Could Sturgeon become a star at Anfield? Have your say below.

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