Liverpool remain confident of completing a pre-contract agreement to sign Fabio Carvalho from Fulham on a free transfer in the summer
Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out of time on Monday when they sought to sign the 19-year-old and loan him back to Fulham for the remainder of the season.
Carvalho will now serve the final six months of his contract at Craven Cottage, but talks will continue as Liverpool attempts to reach an agreement with the Championship club.
Liverpool were on the verge of finalising Carvalho’s signing on Deadline Day, but were unable to complete and submit the essential papers in time.
Liverpool was one of several teams interested in Carvalho, who is likely to depart Fulham when his contract expires in the summer.
With both the player and his representation thought to be interested in a prospective transition to ANFIELD, not to mention the solid groundwork set in prior negotiations with the club, the transaction was far from dead in the water in the first place.
Again, time would be of the importance, with the fear of a potential sweep from a European competitor for a pittance (courtesy of FIFA’s compensation laws) looming large.
However, considering the age of the midfielder and the possible cost, it’s a fantastic piece of business with no risk attached (should a pre-agreement not stray too far from the original terms thrashed out).
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