Liverpool want to sign Fabio Carvalho either this month or in the summer but could face competition from West Ham.
The Hammers are ready to battle Liverpool for the signature of the 19-year-old according to a report by TEAMtalk.
On the surface, people would think the Reds would be the favorites to sign the talented teenager with no chance against West Ham.
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Jurgen Klopp has built an incredibly strong squad at Anfield and his team, Liverpool, are a constant contender for trophies both domestically and continentally.
Let’s not forget the work David Moyes has done at London Stadium. The Scot has already done miracles since returning to West Ham.
The race to sign Fabio Carvalho this month or in the summer will undoubtedly be a fierce contender. The 19-year-old is a really exciting opportunity and has the kind of ability needed to go on and become a true star of the game.
But where will he end up? We actually think we might hold a few trump cards in the fight against the Reds…
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Hammers chairman David Moyes has made adding young, talented players to his ranks one of his main priorities since returning to East London.
Signing Carvalho from Fulham would certainly be the most exciting move to date for West Ham. And we think we can beat Liverpool up to his signature, for three main reasons…
More opportunities for regular first team work
With Liverpool’s attacking options, there is absolutely no chance that the 19-year-old will become a regular at Anfield, certainly not for a few years.
With Liverpool challenging for league titles and the Champions League as well, it would be hard for Klopp to throw Carvalho into play in such pressurized environments.
Chance to stay in London
This is not to be underestimated given Carvalho’s age.
At just nineteen, change can be very daunting. The chance to stay in the capital, surrounded by his close friends and family, may be one that the young Fulham star will find difficult to refuse.
Carvalho can make his name at West Ham
Just like the philosophy at Borussia Dortmund, the Hammers have a real chance to be a star here.
If the youngster moved to Liverpool and did not play, his career would be in danger of stagnating.
West Ham could take Carvalho on board, and give him the chance to steam up his stuff for a few years before selling it to a huge prophet. The beauty of Dortmund’s ideology is that West Ham can become that regular team in the top four within those two or three years and then retain Carvalho.
Athletic claimed recently that Carvalho rejected Fulham’s latest offer of a new contract. So it will be available on a free transfer deal in the summer.
He could be signed by West Ham or Liverpool for a small fee in January of course, if The Cottagers prefer not to lose him for nothing in the summer.
Carvalho is a really exciting young player.
The FIFA describes him as an incredible talent. The 19-year-old has scored 33 goals and 19 assists in 82 matches for Fulham’s youth teams (Transfermarkt).
The 19-year-old has scored four goals and one assist in 14 West London Championship games this season (Transfermarkt).
The teenager is really an incredibly talented player. He has been amazed by its maturity over the past year or so. Ace Fulham can play anywhere along the front line but is most comfortable when deployed on the 10th turn.
Young Fulham is technically talented and plays with a real kind of energy and infectious dynamism. In other words, it appears to be Moyes’ archetypal signature.
It would really be a huge coup for West Ham.
And we really think the Hammers have a real chance of beating Liverpool until his signature. However, it remains to be seen if that will be in the January or summer transfer window.
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