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Teto Earns Massive Praise After European Switch

Livingston head coach David Martindale says they’ve never seen a player of Aphelele Teto’s talent at his age in Scotland.

The 20-year-old has secured a move to the Scottish top-flight with no up front transfer fee, as the Rockets bank on his development in Europe to earn a financial profit.

In what came as a surprise move, with Livington initially spotting the diminutive midfielder during Galaxy’s mid-season trip to Europe, they admit it’s a gamble, but one they are confident might pay off for both parties.

“We watched TS Galaxy training and this wee kid was unbelievable,” Martindale says, as per BBC Football.

“He brought a smile to your face, so I kept in touch with the people at the club and we struck up a deal with no upfront fee.

“TS have a large percentage of any sell-on and we’ll keep a large percentage. If the player comes in and does well it’s a win-win for both parties.

“I think he’s one for the future, I won’t put too much expectation on him now. I’ve not seen another kid at that age in Scotland with the technical ability he has, so I’m really excited for the future.”

Teto made 19 appearances for Galaxy last season with two assists to his name.

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