In August 2011, he was transferred to FC Groningen. He made his Eredivisie debut on 11 September 2011 against SC Heerenveen and scored his first goal with the new club against AZ in the 2010–11 KNVB Cup. During the January transfer window Texeira was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool which would have seen him join up with National team-mates Sebastián Coates and Luis Suárez. These rumours turned out to be false and Texeira stayed at Groningen. In the 2012/13 season he played in midfield and ended the season making 29 appearances and scoring five goals.