West Ham could sign Fulham ace Fabio Carvalho for an absolute bargain fee in the January transfer window according to a report from The Sun.
Liverpool are chasing Carvalho’s signature as well according to numerous outlets.
It was originally thought that West Ham would try to snap the talented teenager up on a free transfer in the summer when his contract expires with Fulham.
It seems as though the Portuguese-born England under-18 international could now be London Stadium bound slightly sooner, however…
West Ham could sign Fabio Carvalho for bargain January window fee
The Sun reckon that the Hammers are ready to ‘pounce’ for the Fulham starlet with a potential £5 million bid being mooted.
The big problem is that Liverpool allegedly want to sign the 19-year-old as well (The Sun).
Carvalho would be an exceptional addition for West Ham.
And if there is a real chance of getting a deal done for him now, the Hammers absolutely must get it done, rather than waiting for the summer and chancing our luck.
Football League World describe the 19-year-old as an incredible talent.
Carvalho has racked up 33 goals and 19 assists in 82 games for Fulham’s youth teams (Transfermarkt).
He has made a huge impression for the senior team at Craven Cottage as well with seven goals and two assists in 16 Championship games this season (Transfermarkt).
The young attacker is most comfortable when playing on the number 10 position but he can also operate on either wing.
He is incredibly gifted from a technical perspective and has all of the attributes needed to make it at the very highest level.
All he needs to do is ensure that he applies himself correctly both on and off the pitch and the sky will be the limit for him.
Whilst David Moyes should be prioritising deals to sign a striker and a centre-back, sometimes there are opportunities that are too good to refuse.
Signing Carvalho for just £5 million certainly fits into that category. Bringing him to the London Stadium in the January transfer window is an absolute no-brainer for that kind of money.
Let’s just hope that we manage to beat Liverpool to the 19-year-old’s signature this month. That won’t be easy, of course it won’t. West Ham are in a great position ourselves though. And the fact that we are in London could put us at a great advantage in the race for the talented teen’s services.