Liverpool have signed Fabio Carvalho from Fulham but Whites boss Marco Silva has now claimed he’d love to have him back on loan next season.
The teenager, branded as an ‘incredibly talented’ player by Sam Parkin, was originally supposed to join the Reds in the January transfer window. Liverpool even had a deal agreed with Fulham, but they ran out of time on transfer deadline day.
As a result, the Reds announced Carvalho’s signing last month for a fee of £4.17 million plus add-ons. The move will only be completed once the summer transfer window opens, but it looks like Fulham boss Silva wants him back already.
The 44-year-old said he loves Carvalho and ‘100 per cent’ would love to have him in the Premier League next season. However, he admitted it will be difficult to convince Liverpool this summer.
Marco Silva: I’d love to sign Fabio Carvalho from Liverpool on loan
The Fulham boss said in a press conference this week: “You know how I love the boy, I don’t need to repeat again.
“I would love to have him with me more time as well at this football club, but it’s what you can do and it’s difficult sometimes for us to accept, that is football and that’s life.
“I don’t have news about it. You ask me if I would like to keep him here, I’m 100 per cent sure. But we will see if it would not be possible.
“About next season, he will not be our football player. It’s difficult for me, I can’t speak about the situation.”
Fulham will return to the Premier League next season. They have undoubtedly been the best team in the Championship, and Carvalho is one of the biggest reasons why they’ve achieved promotion this season.
The teenager will be a Liverpool player soon and if Fabrizio Romano is to be believed, Jurgen Klopp has no intention of letting him return to Fulham on loan next season. (Anfield Watch)
However, with Silva’s side back in the Premier League now and regular game time at Craven Cottage almost a guarantee next season, Klopp may well change his mind before the start of the next campaign.
It will be interesting to see what Klopp will decide in the coming weeks, but if Silva’s comments are anything to go by, Fulham will try to strike a deal to bring him back on loan this summer.