"I don't see a reason why it won’t go through" - Paul Joyce on reported Reds target

Journalist Paul Joyce has provided an update on Liverpool's interest in Fulham attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho.

Back in January, the Reds had reportedly agreed an £8 million transfer fee with Fulham for the Portugal international's services.

Carvalho was going to be loaned back to Fulham for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. But, the clubs were unable to complete the necessary paperwork before the deadline.

However, Joyce is confident that Liverpool will sign Carvalho in the summer.

The 19-year-old's contract expires in June. But, the Reds would reportedly have to pay a compensation fee to Fulham to sign Carvalho.

As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Joyce told the KENN7OFFICIAL podcast the following: "I see that (deal) being resurrected in the summer. It's one on the agenda and I don't see a reason why it won’t go through."

Anfield Watch Verdict

Carvalho is a fine talent. The attacking midfielder has scored eight goals and registered six assists in 29 appearances for Fulham this season.

Carvalho has also been averaging a WhoScored player rating of 7.13 across the 2021-22 Championship campaign.

Former Fulham boss Scott Parker has described the 19-year-old's future as "bright" in the past, which further highlights that he is a talent.

As quoted by the Belfast Telegraph, the 41-year-old said the following last year: “Massive positive for us (Fulham) because he’s the one who’s going to be here, he’s a player that is really bright and can bring something to this team and you saw that today.

“We’ve seen his quality today, we’ve seen him scoring and assisting at an under-23 level but now he’s been around first-team players, he’s pushed on and done that as well.

“I don’t want to heap too much on Fabio because he’s still a young boy but the future’s bright for him and he’s someone that I really like and someone that I look forward to working with really.”

Therefore, we do hope that the club can secure Carvalho's services in the summer. The youngster would be a superb long-term investment.

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