Liverpool winger Rafa Camacho has joined Sporting CP in a deal worth an initial £5 million ($6.3m).The Reds will receive a fee for the 19-year-old, with a further £2m ($2.5m) in performance-related add-ons forming part of the final deal. There will also be a 20 per cent sell-on clause in the deal, as well as a buy-back option. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Camacho, who made his senior Liverpool debut at Wolves in the FA Cup in January, was about to enter the final year of his contract and had refused to sign a new one. Having provisionally agreed terms on an extension in January, the Portuguese youth international was disappointed at not being allowed to leave on loan for the second half of the campaign.Liverpool fielded a series of enquiries about him this summer, but Camacho rejected the chance to speak to Wolves, AC Milan and Schalke, concerned he would not get sufficient playing time at those clubs.Lisbon-born, his preference was always to return to Sporting, who had agreed a loan deal with the Reds back in January only for Jurgen Klopp to veto the move. Had Liverpool allowed him to see out the remainder of his contract, they would have been due just £270,000 ($340,000) in compensation for a player who joined the club as a 16-year-old from Manchester City.The ideal situation for the Reds would have been for Camacho to sign a new deal and then go out on loan, but discussions with his representatives proved fruitless, with the player keen to secure regular football in his home country.Camacho impressed as part of Liverpool’s UEFA Youth League side last season, and made his Premier League debut as a late substitute in the win over Crystal Palace at Anfield in late January, three weeks after starting at Wolves in the cup.Sources have told Goal that this move is not linked to reports suggesting Liverpool will make a move for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes, and that the Reds have no interest in signing the 24-year-old despite persistent claims in the Portuguese media.The Reds completed the signing of Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle on Wednesday, in a deal worth an initial £1.3m ($1.6m).Subscribe to Neil’s weekly newsletter than brings you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web.
LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 31: Nebraska fans release red balloons after the Nebraska Cornhuskers score their first points of the game against the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Two Nebraska football players have reportedly been accused of using a stolen credit card. The two players allegedly used stolen credit card information to order a pizza.The two players, sophomore linebacker Caleb Tannor and sophomore wide receiver Chad Alioth, have reportedly been cited with misdemeanor theft.The Lincoln Journal Star first reported the news of the incident.The two players are reportedly set to appear in court next month.From the report:Caleb Tannor and Chad Alioth have each been cited with misdemeanor theft.Assistant University Police Chief Hassan Ramzah said the theft was reported to the department Jan. 23 after the cardholder discovered their credit card had been used to pay for pizza delivery.Charges had not been filed in the case Wednesday, and the two were set to appear in court next month.It hasn’t been a great week for the Huskers’ football program in this department.Nebraska is entering the second year of the Scott Frost era in Lincoln, Neb. The Huskers are expected to make a major jump in Year 2.