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Football League

Blackpool sign Liverpool youngster Gerardo Bruna

Blackpool have signed Liverpool reserve-team midfielder Gerardo Bruna on a permanent deal.

The 20-year-old Argentinian, who moved to Anfield from Real Madrid in the summer of 2007, was a regular for the second string but never made a first-team appearance.

"Liverpool have completed the permanent transfer of Gerardo Bruna to Championship side Blackpool," said a statement on the Premier League club's website.

Bruna has signed a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months, Blackpool have confirmed.

The Argentinian trained with his new team-mates today.