Ricardo accepts Sporting offer

Portuguese international goalkeeper Ricardo has left Boavista FC for Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Transfer fee
Sporting, who finished third in the Super Liga last season to gain a UEFA Cup place, have beaten SL Benfica to the 27-year-old's signature. The Lisbon club will pay an undisclosed transfer fee to Boavista who will also have the right to 20 per cent of any future sell-on fee.
Seven-year spell
Ricardo spent seven years at Boavista, winning 16 international caps along the way, as well as the Portuguese title, the Portuguese Cup and a Portuguese Super Cup. He becomes the second Boavista player to move to Sporting this summer after forward Silva.