Reds get clearance to field youngster Leto

August 2, 2007

Liverpool youngster Sebastian Leto has finally acquired a European passport and will be free to play in this weekend's Port of Rotterdam tournament.

The 20-year-old Argentinian left winger was unable to travel to Hong Kong for last weekend's pre-season event because of a delay in paperwork.

But Leto, a £2million signing from Lanus at the end of last season, will be included in boss Rafael Benitez's squad when Liverpool fly to Holland tomorrow morning.

Liverpool play Shanghai Shenua tomorrow evening and Feyenoord on Sunday as they complete their pre-season preparations.

Benitez said: 'He (Leto) will be able to play in Holland. Leto will travel with the squad and we have permission to play him in these games.

'It's good news for him because it's not easy when you're only training. You want to play in the games.'