Despite failing to sign Fabio Carvalho from Fulham in January, Liverpool remain confident of securing a pre-contract deal for the youngster.
It was very un-Liverpool to leave the transfer business until the last days of the window.
However, that’s exactly what happened in January when Liverpool announced the signing of Luis Diaz from Porto a day before the end of the window.
Liverpool weren’t done with potential starters either, with the Reds’ scouting team keen to make Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho an official Liverpool player.
The 19-year-old’s contract ends at Craven Cottage at the end of the season and to avoid competition from other clubs, Liverpool decided to complete the transfer in January and loan him out for the rest of the season.
Unfortunately, Liverpool failed to submit the documents on time and the deal ultimately fell through after the transfer window closed.
Despite this setback, sky sports report that Liverpool remain “confident” of securing a pre-contract deal for Carvalho.
They claim talks will continue with Carvalho over the deal, but Liverpool will now have to agree a ‘training compensation’ fee with Fulham or face a court hearing, like what happened with Harvey Elliott.
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