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Liverpool sign Fulham winger Carvalho

Mon 23 May 2022 | 16:49

The Reds have agreed deal with Fabio Carvalho from Fulham after they couldn’t sign the winger back in January.

Fabio Carvalho

’s contract reaches its end in the summer and

Fulham

have a compensation made by a tribunal if the player makes a move to another English side at the end of that deal, whereas continental clubs should pay a nominal fee.

The winger joins

Liverpool

on a five-year deal from July 1. The 19-year-old had done medical with the permission of Fulham before a transfer that sees the Reds pay Fulham £5m as well as add-ons.

The Reds’ attempt to sign Carvalho in January was not successful as they ran out of time to finish the deal. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were on the verge of signing Carvalho and loan him back to Fulham for the remainder of the season but that did not happen.

He has met the back of the net 11 times in 38 games for his side this season, scoring in their 4-1 FA Cup loss at the hands of

Manchester City

in February.

Sky Sports' Nick Wright:

"For Fabio Carvalho, the clamour of January's Deadline Day, when Liverpool tried and failed to sign him from Fulham before the 11pm cut-off point, was nothing new. He is only 19 but the biggest clubs in the country have been vying for his signature for years.

"Long before lighting up the Championship with Fulham, Carvalho was causing what Greg Cruttwell, founder and chairman of Balham FC, his first club in England, describes as a "circus" of interest on the 3G pitches and concrete courts of south London.

"Manchester United flew representatives down from Manchester to meet him. Chelsea took him on a tour of their Cobham headquarters. There were meetings with Arsenal and, yes, Liverpool too. "Every club under the sun," Cruttwell tells Sky Sports with a chuckle.

"Carvalho "could have gone anywhere", according to Cruttwell, but he and his family, who had moved to London from Lisbon only a few years earlier, turned down their more prestigious suitors in favour of a move to Fulham in 2015. It is fair to say the decision has paid off."


source: SportMob

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