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Liverpool swoop for striker Flora


Liverpool have signed Brazilian striker Vitor Flora on a free transfer.

The 18-year-old spent last season playing in his homeland with Botafogo and has signed a contract until 2010.

He holds an Italian passport so he does not require a work permit, however, he will need to gain international clearance before playing for the Reds.

Liverpool have also completed the permanent signing of Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, 18, who was on-loan at Anfield last season.

Gulacsi had spent 12-months in Liverpool's reserves after joining from MTK Hungaria.

Mascherano's Shuffle Dance
Flora joins fellow countrymen Lucas Leiva and Fabio Aurelio at Anfield and could make his debut for Liverpool reserves on Tuesday night.

The signings of pacey left-footed forward Flora and Gulacsi means manager Rafael Benitez has brought inv seven players this summer and the Spaniard is also hopeful of completing a deal for Espanyol winger Albert Riera, 26, before the end of the transfer window on Monday.

see also
Liverpool sell Finnan to Espanyol
01 Sep 08 |  Liverpool
Voronin signs for Hertha Berlin
01 Sep 08 |  Liverpool
Benitez confident of Riera deal
01 Sep 08 |  Liverpool
Liverpool confirm double signing
23 Aug 07 |  Liverpool

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