Fulham attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho has refused to deny rumors linking him with a move to Premier League giants Liverpool. When asked if he would join the Reds this summer, the 19-year-old simply laughed, refusing to commit his future to Fulham.
Carvalho has been in excellent form for Championship winners Fulham this season. He pulled strings from the middle of the park, created chances and even scored himself, becoming the perfect midfielder. His skills impressed Liverpool, who reportedly (via fabrice romano) has completed his transfer.
Following Fulham’s victory over Luton Town on Monday May 2, Carvalho was asked to comment on speculation linking him with the 19-time English champions. Here’s how he responded (via Anfield Watch):
“We’ll see what happens. Right now I’m just trying to enjoy the moment and I can’t thank these fans enough. We’ll see what happens.”
The Fulham chairman has already confirmed they are selling the player, admitting the club’s board have ‘reached a deal which is the best for the club’. Romano claims Liverpool and Fulham have a full transfer deal.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will pay £5m plus an additional £2.7m for the youngster, who has registered 10 goals and eight assists in 35 league games this season. There is also a 20% sell clause built into the contract.
Liverpool could struggle to beat Villarreal in Champions League semi-final second leg
Klopp’s side travel to Villarreal for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final clash on Tuesday night (May 3). In last week’s meeting, the Merseysiders emerged victorious, taking a comfortable 2-0 victory. Villarreal rarely made inroads into the bottom third for the Reds and were doing their best to return to Spain with a respectable scoreline.
In front of their supporters, the Yellow Submarine is expected to produce a much better performance. By eliminating Juventus and Bayern Munich, Unai Emery proved that his team could hurt the giants, especially on the counterattack.
If they play to their strengths, don’t concede an early goal and keep their cool, they could make the Reds sweat. Although they are the obvious underdogs, it would be foolish to count them, especially when playing in a crowded Estadio de la Ceramica.
An exciting and eventful evening of the Champions League awaits you!