Albion swoop for Liverpool prospect

Albion swoop for Liverpool prospect

Albion swoop for Liverpool prospect

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Albion are set to sign Liverpool's richly talented Portuguese midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira on loan for the rest of the season.

Boss Sami Hyypia has exploited his contacts with his former club to land the 21-year-old.

Teixeira joined Liverpool from Sporting Lisbon for £830,000 during the January 2012 transfer window.

He made his only senior appearance so far for the Merseyside giants as a sub against Fulham in February.

Teixeira, who has represented his country at every level from under 16s to under 21s, had a loan spell with promoted Brentford in League One last season.

He earned glowing praise from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and manager Brendan Rodgers after his cameo appearance against Fulham.

Gerrard said: "I watched this kid a couple of years ago playing for Sporting Lisbon against Liverpool at Anfield in a youth game. I could see straight away he was the best player on the pitch."

Rodgers said: "When he has stepped up to the first team before it has been difficult for him. But I've seen a big difference in him. He is a talent.

"I always observe in training and see where players are at and Joao has looked very good. His insensity, the speed of his game - he has undoubted quality and has showed up very well."

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4:29pm Fri 15 Aug 14

chuckupem says...

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http://www.squawka.c om/news/reports-live rpool-midfielder-joa o-carlos-teixeira-to -join-brighton-and-h ove-albion-on-loan/1 59280 I just saw that chuckupem
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Fri 15 Aug 14

stonegold says...

Wait for it - he's just about to run out with Albion but, at the least minute, Birmingham come up with a counter offer and he runs across the corridor, swaps shirts and lines up against them.
Wait for it - he's just about to run out with Albion but, at the least minute, Birmingham come up with a counter offer and he runs across the corridor, swaps shirts and lines up against them. stonegold
  • Score: 27

4:34pm Fri 15 Aug 14

arc12 says...

SMF20 wrote:
@andyNaylorArgus: Joao Carlos Teixera, talented Portugese midfielder, is set to join #bhafc from Liverpool
Maybe I answered my own question. If Naylor's tweet is true :

Various quotes found :
Teixeira is an exceedingly gifted player from Portugal who can perform a number of roles across the midfield. Most comfortable on the left side, he can also function through the middle and in a defensive midfield position.

He joined his hometown club Braga aged 10 before moving on to Sporting Lisbon a year later. Teixeira progressed through Sporting's youth ranks and was on the verge of the first team in 2011.

Teixeira is usually more composed when in a shooting position - he is reliable with both feet - but that will improve with more first-team experience.

Teixeira has been variously compared to Deco, Philippe Coutinho and his personal hero Kaka since arriving at Liverpool.
It's the latter that is most flattering for the player. In his own words: 'I'm an attacking midfielder - an eight or 10. I really liked Kaka when he was at AC Milan - I always followed him, he's my model.'

He's had back problems in the past but still might be an exciting addition if he stays ft.
SMF20 wrote: @andyNaylorArgus: Joao Carlos Teixera, talented Portugese midfielder, is set to join #bhafc from Liverpool Maybe I answered my own question. If Naylor's tweet is true : Various quotes found : Teixeira is an exceedingly gifted player from Portugal who can perform a number of roles across the midfield. Most comfortable on the left side, he can also function through the middle and in a defensive midfield position. He joined his hometown club Braga aged 10 before moving on to Sporting Lisbon a year later. Teixeira progressed through Sporting's youth ranks and was on the verge of the first team in 2011. Teixeira is usually more composed when in a shooting position - he is reliable with both feet - but that will improve with more first-team experience. Teixeira has been variously compared to Deco, Philippe Coutinho and his personal hero Kaka since arriving at Liverpool. It's the latter that is most flattering for the player. In his own words: 'I'm an attacking midfielder - an eight or 10. I really liked Kaka when he was at AC Milan - I always followed him, he's my model.' He's had back problems in the past but still might be an exciting addition if he stays ft. arc12
  • Score: 7

4:40pm Fri 15 Aug 14

SiWilki says...

Squawka at least lets me know its a loan this time as well
Squawka at least lets me know its a loan this time as well SiWilki
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Portlock Seagull says...

Yeah yeah Argus. Has he actually turned up? Turned up and then Signed? Paperwork all in order? Crawley, Leyton Orient and Fleetwood not interested too?

No, there's still a plethora of stuff that can go wrong so I believe it when he runs out onto the pitch in the stripes. And then he's certain to pull up with a hamstring...
Yeah yeah Argus. Has he actually turned up? Turned up and then Signed? Paperwork all in order? Crawley, Leyton Orient and Fleetwood not interested too? No, there's still a plethora of stuff that can go wrong so I believe it when he runs out onto the pitch in the stripes. And then he's certain to pull up with a hamstring... Portlock Seagull
  • Score: -9

4:43pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

A signing courtesy of direct input from the manager. Beautiful. And so revealing.
A signing courtesy of direct input from the manager. Beautiful. And so revealing. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 10

4:44pm Fri 15 Aug 14

BHARYE says...

Il believe it when the club announce it....
Il believe it when the club announce it.... BHARYE
  • Score: 2

4:45pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

SiWilki wrote:
Squawka at least lets me know its a loan this time as well
So does the Argus story....
[quote][p][bold]SiWilki[/bold] wrote: Squawka at least lets me know its a loan this time as well[/p][/quote]So does the Argus story.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

4:48pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

I'm looking forward to his 'insensity' - haven't seen that before at the Amex.
I'm looking forward to his 'insensity' - haven't seen that before at the Amex. Chi Gull
  • Score: 5

4:49pm Fri 15 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

well if he does sign!!! Then it seems its all down to Sammi--now let HIM do some of the player hunting and let the others get on with the admin. Well done Sammi---but I will reserve it until he has an Albion shirt on. Bugger Worthing have just nabbed him!!!!---Joking!!
well if he does sign!!! Then it seems its all down to Sammi--now let HIM do some of the player hunting and let the others get on with the admin. Well done Sammi---but I will reserve it until he has an Albion shirt on. Bugger Worthing have just nabbed him!!!!---Joking!! mikeygit
  • Score: 4

4:49pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Neville says...

I see Brentford have signed Celta Vigo plater on 3year:deal and got Arsenal player on loan,what is going on?
I see Brentford have signed Celta Vigo plater on 3year:deal and got Arsenal player on loan,what is going on? Neville
  • Score: 3

4:51pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Tony Bloom has been absolutely brilliant for our club and its very obvious that he is a true Brighton football fan. Whatever happens Tony has laid the foundations down for a very successful future as the facilities we have are some of the best in the world, for this we will always be grateful, I trust the Mr Bloom, I think he is running the club the correct way, I like the fact that we are not splashed around on the back pages. I am also sure that he didn’t want a replica of what happened to Oscar last season, I would be amazed if he never sat down with Sami and had a 2/3 year plan where Sami builds things his way, I struggle to believe that such a big name would sign for Brighton with doubts over the transfer policy, I am not a big fan of Mr Burke but I do feel that Tony and Sami will bring success to the club, it may not be instant, but I am sure that it will happen. It’s not great that some of our players have left, but sorry 2.5 million for Buckley is a great bit of business as was Ulloa. Tony Bloom knows the situation, Sami knows the situation, they know we need players and I am convinced we will get these players. Sami needs to build his own team and yes there will be hiccups along the way, but I for one only want players who want to put 100% into our club and if they want to leave then let them go.
Tony Bloom has been absolutely brilliant for our club and its very obvious that he is a true Brighton football fan. Whatever happens Tony has laid the foundations down for a very successful future as the facilities we have are some of the best in the world, for this we will always be grateful, I trust the Mr Bloom, I think he is running the club the correct way, I like the fact that we are not splashed around on the back pages. I am also sure that he didn’t want a replica of what happened to Oscar last season, I would be amazed if he never sat down with Sami and had a 2/3 year plan where Sami builds things his way, I struggle to believe that such a big name would sign for Brighton with doubts over the transfer policy, I am not a big fan of Mr Burke but I do feel that Tony and Sami will bring success to the club, it may not be instant, but I am sure that it will happen. It’s not great that some of our players have left, but sorry 2.5 million for Buckley is a great bit of business as was Ulloa. Tony Bloom knows the situation, Sami knows the situation, they know we need players and I am convinced we will get these players. Sami needs to build his own team and yes there will be hiccups along the way, but I for one only want players who want to put 100% into our club and if they want to leave then let them go. Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 19

4:53pm Fri 15 Aug 14

john newman says...

In a fast changing story he now signs for Leicester and Pulis takes over at Brighton with Putin expanding his empire by buying the Albion.
In a fast changing story he now signs for Leicester and Pulis takes over at Brighton with Putin expanding his empire by buying the Albion. john newman
  • Score: -2

4:55pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Charlie Baker's Cap says...

Yikes! Fingers crossed. Would he be the first Portugeezer ever to play for the Albion? There's a potential starting team of 11 nationalities.
Yikes! Fingers crossed. Would he be the first Portugeezer ever to play for the Albion? There's a potential starting team of 11 nationalities. Charlie Baker's Cap
  • Score: 6

4:55pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Aye Aye says...

There it is, there's the good news; the flickering light at the end of a lengthening tunnel. Fingers crossed there are no mishaps, foul-ups or other matters to get in the way of us lot enjoying the rest of August!!

UTA
There it is, there's the good news; the flickering light at the end of a lengthening tunnel. Fingers crossed there are no mishaps, foul-ups or other matters to get in the way of us lot enjoying the rest of August!! UTA Aye Aye
  • Score: 7

4:56pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Brighton fox says...

Let's hope rumours stop and this is the truth,as for the last couple of days and the let downs for the fans all we want is a full squad of calibre players then I personally will be happy.
Let's hope rumours stop and this is the truth,as for the last couple of days and the let downs for the fans all we want is a full squad of calibre players then I personally will be happy. Brighton fox
  • Score: 7

4:56pm Fri 15 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Tony Bloom has been absolutely brilliant for our club and its very obvious that he is a true Brighton football fan. Whatever happens Tony has laid the foundations down for a very successful future as the facilities we have are some of the best in the world, for this we will always be grateful, I trust the Mr Bloom, I think he is running the club the correct way, I like the fact that we are not splashed around on the back pages. I am also sure that he didn’t want a replica of what happened to Oscar last season, I would be amazed if he never sat down with Sami and had a 2/3 year plan where Sami builds things his way, I struggle to believe that such a big name would sign for Brighton with doubts over the transfer policy, I am not a big fan of Mr Burke but I do feel that Tony and Sami will bring success to the club, it may not be instant, but I am sure that it will happen. It’s not great that some of our players have left, but sorry 2.5 million for Buckley is a great bit of business as was Ulloa. Tony Bloom knows the situation, Sami knows the situation, they know we need players and I am convinced we will get these players. Sami needs to build his own team and yes there will be hiccups along the way, but I for one only want players who want to put 100% into our club and if they want to leave then let them go.
Decimating the squad in 12 months isn't 'hiccups' but let's be grateful for this good news! Despite having a ticket for tomorrow was wavering a little bit but this has raised my spirits a tad - see you all at St Andrews!!!
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Tony Bloom has been absolutely brilliant for our club and its very obvious that he is a true Brighton football fan. Whatever happens Tony has laid the foundations down for a very successful future as the facilities we have are some of the best in the world, for this we will always be grateful, I trust the Mr Bloom, I think he is running the club the correct way, I like the fact that we are not splashed around on the back pages. I am also sure that he didn’t want a replica of what happened to Oscar last season, I would be amazed if he never sat down with Sami and had a 2/3 year plan where Sami builds things his way, I struggle to believe that such a big name would sign for Brighton with doubts over the transfer policy, I am not a big fan of Mr Burke but I do feel that Tony and Sami will bring success to the club, it may not be instant, but I am sure that it will happen. It’s not great that some of our players have left, but sorry 2.5 million for Buckley is a great bit of business as was Ulloa. Tony Bloom knows the situation, Sami knows the situation, they know we need players and I am convinced we will get these players. Sami needs to build his own team and yes there will be hiccups along the way, but I for one only want players who want to put 100% into our club and if they want to leave then let them go.[/p][/quote]Decimating the squad in 12 months isn't 'hiccups' but let's be grateful for this good news! Despite having a ticket for tomorrow was wavering a little bit but this has raised my spirits a tad - see you all at St Andrews!!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 3

4:58pm Fri 15 Aug 14

rubyshark says...

Amidst interest from Bologna, Teixeira joined League One side Brentford on 10 September 2013 on a youth loan running until 5 January 2014. On 14 September he made the first professional appearance of his career in a 4–3 victory at Tranmere Rovers, coming on as a substitute for George Saville. He then made his second appearance on 23 September as a substitute for Martin Fillo in a 2–0 home defeat to Leyton Orient. However, as Brentford fell further down League One, manager Uwe Rösler admitted that due to the team's downturn in form, he could no longer guarantee the game time Liverpool expected for Teixeira. The loan was therefore terminated early by Liverpool on 7 October, Teixeira having made just two league appearances.
Amidst interest from Bologna, Teixeira joined League One side Brentford on 10 September 2013 on a youth loan running until 5 January 2014.[12] On 14 September he made the first professional appearance of his career in a 4–3 victory at Tranmere Rovers, coming on as a substitute for George Saville.[13] He then made his second appearance on 23 September as a substitute for Martin Fillo in a 2–0 home defeat to Leyton Orient.[14] However, as Brentford fell further down League One, manager Uwe Rösler admitted that due to the team's downturn in form, he could no longer guarantee the game time Liverpool expected for Teixeira.[15][16][17] The loan was therefore terminated early by Liverpool on 7 October, Teixeira having made just two league appearances.[16] rubyshark
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

Loan lol where's the purchases though
Loan lol where's the purchases though Cliify0002
  • Score: -3

5:01pm Fri 15 Aug 14

superseagulls says...

BHARYE wrote:
Il believe it when the club announce it....
Im not sure I will believe it then
[quote][p][bold]BHARYE[/bold] wrote: Il believe it when the club announce it....[/p][/quote]Im not sure I will believe it then superseagulls
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Peteinblack says...

Aye Aye wrote:
There it is, there's the good news; the flickering light at the end of a lengthening tunnel. Fingers crossed there are no mishaps, foul-ups or other matters to get in the way of us lot enjoying the rest of August!!

UTA
"flickering light at the end of a lengthening tunnel."

Could be an oncoming train!
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: There it is, there's the good news; the flickering light at the end of a lengthening tunnel. Fingers crossed there are no mishaps, foul-ups or other matters to get in the way of us lot enjoying the rest of August!! UTA[/p][/quote]"flickering light at the end of a lengthening tunnel." Could be an oncoming train! Peteinblack
  • Score: 1

5:02pm Fri 15 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
A signing courtesy of direct input from the manager. Beautiful. And so revealing.
Spot on AIS , i have been saying leave it to Sami for weeks .
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: A signing courtesy of direct input from the manager. Beautiful. And so revealing.[/p][/quote]Spot on AIS , i have been saying leave it to Sami for weeks . tug509
  • Score: 4

5:19pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

Neville wrote:
I see Brentford have signed Celta Vigo plater on 3year:deal and got Arsenal player on loan,what is going on?
Read the article on the BBC web site and you will see the one from Celta Vigo (age 23) only played 4 games for the first team and the Arsenal player is an injury prone 19 yr old.

So the Portuguese guy is at least on a par with those two.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I see Brentford have signed Celta Vigo plater on 3year:deal and got Arsenal player on loan,what is going on?[/p][/quote]Read the article on the BBC web site and you will see the one from Celta Vigo (age 23) only played 4 games for the first team and the Arsenal player is an injury prone 19 yr old. So the Portuguese guy is at least on a par with those two. Chi Gull
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Noah64 says...

Well done Sami ..Onwards and upwards
Well done Sami ..Onwards and upwards Noah64
  • Score: 0

8:07pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

rubyshark wrote:
Amidst interest from Bologna, Teixeira joined League One side Brentford on 10 September 2013 on a youth loan running until 5 January 2014. On 14 September he made the first professional appearance of his career in a 4–3 victory at Tranmere Rovers, coming on as a substitute for George Saville. He then made his second appearance on 23 September as a substitute for Martin Fillo in a 2–0 home defeat to Leyton Orient. However, as Brentford fell further down League One, manager Uwe Rösler admitted that due to the team's downturn in form, he could no longer guarantee the game time Liverpool expected for Teixeira. The loan was therefore terminated early by Liverpool on 7 October, Teixeira having made just two league appearances.
And now the young player is a year older, stronger and wise.
[quote][p][bold]rubyshark[/bold] wrote: Amidst interest from Bologna, Teixeira joined League One side Brentford on 10 September 2013 on a youth loan running until 5 January 2014.[12] On 14 September he made the first professional appearance of his career in a 4–3 victory at Tranmere Rovers, coming on as a substitute for George Saville.[13] He then made his second appearance on 23 September as a substitute for Martin Fillo in a 2–0 home defeat to Leyton Orient.[14] However, as Brentford fell further down League One, manager Uwe Rösler admitted that due to the team's downturn in form, he could no longer guarantee the game time Liverpool expected for Teixeira.[15][16][17] The loan was therefore terminated early by Liverpool on 7 October, Teixeira having made just two league appearances.[16][/p][/quote]And now the young player is a year older, stronger and wise. Withdean-er
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