Fabio Carvalho: Liverpool tipped to complete 'perfect' signing after critical update - Whelan
Noel Whelan has insisted it is “just a matter of time” before Liverpool agree a deal to sign Fulham attacker Fabio Carvalho.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested he “would put money on” the 19-year-old wearing a Reds shirt next season.
A recruitment source told Football Insider earlier this month (5 February) Liverpool will hold fresh talks with Fulham over a deal for Carvalho after narrowly missing out on a deal in January.
The source told this site on Saturday (12 February) those discussions are set to take place before the end of the month.
Whelan insisted Carvalho would be the “perfect” signing for Liverpool and that he expects a deal to be struck in the near future.
Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Obviously you don’t want to price yourself out of a massive move to a big club. That’s one thing.
“Yes, he’s young, yes, he’s got talent but you do not want to price yourself out of that dream move to Liverpool. To me, it seems like that is not going to be dead. That’s going to carry on and that deal, in my opinion, will be done.
“I think it’s just a matter of time. Obviously they couldn’t dot the i’s and cross the t’s during the January transfer window.
“But I’d be very surprised if this deal doesn’t get sorted out come the summer or a pre-arrangement. Liverpool want him, he seems to want to go.
“He looks like the perfect fit, the perfect style of player for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool Football Club. I do not believe that they will think: We didn’t get him in January so let’s leave it.’
“Liverpool seem to do their business very, very well when it comes to players. They don’t hold back. If they want somebody to go and get them.
“I would put my money on Carvalho wearing a red shirt at the start of next season.”
Carvalho has scored eight goals and contributed five assists in 22 appearances this season.
A graduate of Fulham’s youth ranks, the attacking midfielder has 28 first-team appearances under his belt to date.
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