Fabio Carvalho to Liverpool a done deal

Liverpool F.C. have agreed on terms to sign Fulham youngster Fabio Carvalho per Fabrizio Romano.

 

Carvalho is set to join the Reds in June when the summer transfer window opens on a five-year contract after Fulham agreed to a £5 million transfer.  Liverpool were linked to Carvalho in this winter’s transfer window, but the deal fell apart in the 11th hour.

A product of Benfica’s academy, Carvalho will join fellow Portuguese, Diogo Jota, and look to find a place in Liverpool’s incredible attack.  While I don’t expect the 19-year-old to make an immediate impact, this season in the Championship, Carvalho has contributed, scoring 8 goals and 6 assists as Fulham look to regain a place in the Premier League.  They currently sit a comfortable 11 points at the top of the Championship table.

While the mighty Reds gear up to compete for a Quadruple, Jurgen Klopp has quietly been building for the next generation.  The future core of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, and now Fabio Carvalho will ensure Liverpool are competitive for the next decade.

I know it’s not the most exciting signing.  It’s certainly not the first name I wanted to see Liverpool agree terms with ( *cough* Salah *cough* ).  I definitely have questions about what this means for Roberto Firmino, whose contract is set to expire in 2023 and has been rumored to be a transfer interest of Atletico Madrid’s.  But Liverpool are a top side.  They always will be going forward.  Their form these past few seasons has been a once in a lifetime happening, and they are doing everything in their power to ensure it lasts as long as possible.