Leeds United target Fabio Carvalho is set to sign a new long-term deal at current employers Fulham, seemingly ending the Whites’ hopes of bringing him to Elland Road [TEAMtalk].
The Lowdown: Carvalho profiled, a rising star in the Football League
Emerging as one of the brightest young talents in the Football League, Lisbon-born Carvalho has enjoyed a blistering start to 2021/22, registering four goals contributions in five Sky Bet Championship appearances; three goals and one assist [Transfermarkt].
The 19-year-old won praise from his manager Marco Silva, who labelled the youngster as ‘fantastic’ after playing a key role in the Cottagers’ 2-1 away win against Millwall last month [West London Sport].
Unlikely to avoid interest in his services, Carvalho’s future looks close to being resolved after latest developments.
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The Latest: Carvalho set to sign long-term deal at Craven Cottage
Disappointingly for Marcelo Bielsa, he looks set to miss out on the playmaker as he looks set to tie himself to Fulham on a long-term contract [TEAMtalk].
Leeds were reported to be interested in his services earlier in the window, whilst clubs such as Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon said to have been keeping tabs on his situation.
The Verdict: Contract news will come as a disappointment to Marcelo Bielsa
Always keeping one eye on prodigious talent, losing out on signing Carvalho, for the time being at least, will come as a frustration to the Yorkshiremen.
Possessing the requisite qualities to be involved in Bielsa’s high-octane style of football, the former England Under-18 cap is a mature head on youthful shoulders.
Constantly proving an attacking threat, he has managed to record an average of 2.4 shots per fixture this term in all competitions [WhoScored].
He also has a strong element of consistent performance built into his repertoire, achieving a match rating of 7.59/10 across the piece in 2021/22.
Nevertheless, it looks like Leeds will need to focus their attentions elsewhere, for the time being.
In other news, Leeds United were keen on a Copa America star during the window. Find out more here.
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