The son of Brazil's celebrated 1994 World Cup winner Bebeto, Mattheus Oliveiro, has joined Sporting Lisbon on a five-year contract, the topflight Portuguese side announced on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder moves from Sporting's domestic rivals Estoril after starting his career at Rio de Janeiro side Flamengo.

Oliveiro was just days old when his father - full name Jose Roberto Gama de Oliveira – helped Brazil win their fourth World Cup.

Bebeto, now a Rio state legislator, scored three goals in that triumphant campaign in the United States.

After his goal against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals in Dallas he melted hearts worldwide with his famous 'baby cradle' celebration for his newborn son Mattheus.

Portuguese media suggest Oliveiro joins Sporting in a deal worth around two million euros, with a 60 million euro get-out clause.

The club confirmed his arrival in a statement: "Sporting has reached an agreement with Estoril for the definite transfer of Mattheus Oliveira," it read.

After two seasons with Estoril he has scored six goals in 56 appearances.