Journalist Fabrizio Romano has given his thoughts on Liverpool and their potential chase for Fabio Carvalho in the January transfer window.
The youngster has been in impressive form for Fulham this season, scoring four goals and chipping in with one assist for Marco Silva’s men – made all the more impressive by the fact he is just 19 years old and playing in a notoriously tough division.
Combine that with his brief spell in the Premier League last season where he was able to bag himself a goal, and it’s no wonder that the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea are all reportedly trying to sign him.
Speaking in an interview with the Anfield Watch YouTube channel, Romano outlined what the situation was at Liverpool’s end, and claimed that whilst he was garnering some attention from Jürgen Klopp’s men, they are still some way off being in a position to sign him.
He said: “The situation is particular, because with Fulham, he has still no agreement to extend his contract, and so many clubs are keeping an eye on him.
“It’s true that Liverpool sent their scouts to watch this boy. So it’s about scouting and not negotiating at the moment. So we will see if Liverpool will decide in the coming months to jump into negotiations for him. But as of now, it’s just a scouting activity as they do for many, many players, so it’s nothing like advanced or priority for Liverpool.”
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Should Liverpool sign Carvalho?
As Romano points out, Carvalho is in a weird situation as it pertains to his contract right now, as following his refusal to sign a new deal at Craven Cottage, unless something changes drastically, he will be free to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires.
And whilst Liverpool might only be in ‘scouting mode’ at the moment, they might have to get a move on if they want to sign him. He is now free to talk to foreign clubs over a new deal, but even if he doesn’t agree to move to one of them, it will be a free-for-all for him at the end of the season.
So if Liverpool think that he can do something for them in the future, they may just have to take the gamble and sign Carvalho right away rather than leaving it for longer than necessary, by which point he may have already moved elsewhere.