Van Wolfswinkel joins Sporting

Portuguese giants capture Dutchman on five-year deal

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Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon have announced the signing of Ricky van Wolfswinkel from FC Utrecht.

Van Wolfswinkel: Has moved for a reported fee of £5.3m

The 22-year-old was linked with Liverpool and Newcastle last summer, but he has signed a five-year contract with Sporting.

Van Wolfswinkel successfully passed a medical on Friday afternoon and will now be officially unveiled.

It has been speculated in the Dutch media that Sporting have paid a fee in the region of €6million (£5.3m).

The Holland international scored 15 goals for Utrecht this season having signed from Vitesse Arnhem two years ago.