Postiga leaves Porto for Sporting

FC Porto striker Helder Postiga has signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal in a €2.5m deal that also sees 17-year-old Diogo Filipe Viana travel in the opposite direction.

Hélder Postiga has joined Sporting
Hélder Postiga has joined Sporting ©Getty Images

FC Porto striker Helder Postiga has signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal in a €2.5m deal that also sees 17-year-old Diogo Viana travel in the opposite direction.

'Very happy'
"I am very happy to represent this great club," Postiga said. "It is a unique opportunity to give my career a new boost." Postiga has signed a three-year contract with Sporting, though Porto retain 50 per cent of the player's registration and will receive half of any future transfer. The 25-year-old Postiga came through the Porto academy and played for them from 2001 to 2003 before moving to Tottenham Hotspur FC for a year. He returned to Porto in 2004, then had a spell on loan at AS Saint-Etienne in 2005 before a similar arrangement at Panathinakos FC in Greece from January this season. Postiga has scored ten times in 32 appearances for Portugal.

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