Report: Leeds and West Ham eye Fabio Carvalho
Leeds United and West Ham are amongst the sides monitoring Fabio Carvalho with The Sun on Sunday (8/8; page 66) reporting that the 18-year-old has rejected a new deal with Fulham.
Carvalho looks to be a seriously exciting talent. The attacking midfielder has scored 16 goals in just 33 games in Premier League 2.
And he put many more on notice by scoring on his full Premier League debut for Fulham last season. He found the back of the net in a 3-1 defeat to Southampton.
Unfortunately for the Cottagers, keeping him is proving to be a difficult task.
According to The Sun on Sunday (8/8; page 66), he has rejected a new deal at Craven Cottage. And his current terms have less than a year to run.
That appears to have alerted a number of sides. The report claims Leeds and West Ham have been joined by the likes of Norwich and Porto in the running.
Fabio Carvalho made big impression on Leeds last season
Carvalho actually featured in both the home and away games against Leeds’ under-23s last season. And he certainly managed to make an impact.
He scored in both encounters. That included an emphatic finish into the roof of the net in a 7-1 defeat for Fulham at Thorp Arch back in December.
He was a rare shining light that day for the visitors – as the scoreline exemplifies.
He also played across the forward line over the course of the campaign. The England under-18 international even played up front on a couple of occasions.
So it would be a real coup if Leeds could now bring him in. But with West Ham, Porto and Norwich also interested, they will certainly not be able to expect to have a clear run to his signature.