The 21-year-old was signed by Everton from Arsenal as a young prospect three years ago and has already had one loan spell at Reading.
He briefly got his first opportunity in the Blues' first team last season when both Jordan Pickford and Robin Olsen picked up injuries but the arrival of Asmir Begovic this summer was an indication at Virginia wasn't yet considered a reliable back-up to the England keeper.
With Andy Lonergan also now on board, it is believed that Virginia has joined Sporting with a view to making the switch permanent if all goes well for him back in Portugal.
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1 Posted 24/08/2021 at 17:45:02
These are players whose wages we were paying to whatever degree in last seasons accounts, and wont be from now on. Including Bernard, Bolasie etc. There are likely to be a few more leaving yet, hopefully with some money coming in too.
With any luck, this will leave a bit of space for some incomings, over and above the signings weve made so far.
The window ‘crashes shut a week today, and it will be interesting to watch developments.
2 Posted 24/08/2021 at 19:38:23
3 Posted 25/08/2021 at 14:26:27
4 Posted 26/08/2021 at 18:43:23
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