Liverpool want to sign Fabio Carvalho either this month or in the summer but could face competition from West Ham.

The Hammers are ready to battle Liverpool for the 19-year-old’s signature according to a report from TEAMtalk.

On face value, people might think that the Reds will be red-hot favourites for the talented teen’s signature with West Ham having no chance.

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Jurgen Klopp has built an incredibly strong side at Anfield and his Liverpool team are perennial challengers for honours both domestically and on the continent.

Let’s not forget about the job David Moyes has done at the London Stadium though. The Scot has actually worked miracles since returning to West Ham.

Liverpool face competition from West Ham for Fabio Carvalho in January
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The race to sign Fabio Carvalho this month or in the summer will undoubtedly be a fiercely contested one. The 19-year-old is a really exciting prospect and has the kind of ability needed to go on and become a real star in the game.

But where will he end up? We actually believe that we might hold a couple of trump cards in the battle against the Reds…

Blow for Liverpool as West Ham eye January swoop for Fabio Carvalho

Hammers boss David Moyes has made adding talented young players to his ranks one of his main priorities since returning to East London.

Signing Carvalho from Fulham would certainly be the most exciting move yet for West Ham. And we believe that we can beat Liverpool to his signature, for three main reasons…

More opportunities for regular first-team action

With Liverpool’s attacking options there is absolutely no chance that the 19-year-old would become a regular starter at Anfield, certainly not for a couple of years.

With Liverpool challenging for league titles and Champions League as well, it will be harder for Klopp to throw Carvalho into the action in such pressurised environments.

Liverpool face competition from West Ham for Fabio Carvalho in January
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Chance to stay in London

This one cannot be underestimated considering Carvalho’s age.

At just 19, change can be incredibly daunting. The opportunity to stay in the capital, surrounded by his close friends and family, may well be one that the young Fulham starlet finds difficult to turn down.

Carvalho could make his name at West Ham

Much like the philosophy at Borussia Dortmund, the Hammers have a real chance to make a superstar here.

 

If the teenager moved to Liverpool and didn’t play, his career would be at risk of stagnation.

West Ham could take Carvalho on board, give him to the chance to strut his stuff for a few years before selling him on for a massive prophet. The beauty of this Dortmund type ideology is that West Ham could become that regular top four side during those two or three years and then keep hold of Carvalho.

The Athletic recently claimed that Carvalho had turned down Fulham’s last offer of a new contract. So he will be available on a free transfer in the summer.

West Ham or Liverpool could sign him for a nominal fee in January of course, if The Cottagers would prefer not to lose him for nothing in the summer.

Carvalho is a genuinely sensational young player.

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Football League World describe him as an incredible talent. The 19-year-old has racked up 33 goals and 19 assists in 82 games for Fulham’s youth teams (Transfermarkt).

The 19-year-old has bagged four goals and one assist in 14 Championship games for the west London outfit this term (Transfermarkt).

The teenager really is an incredibly gifted player. He has dazzled with his precocity over the past year or so. The Fulham ace can play anywhere along the front-line but is most comfortable when deployed in the number 10 role.

The Fulham youngster is technically gifted and plays with a real kind of infectious energy and dynamism. In other words, he seems like the typical Moyes signing.

He really would be a huge coup for West Ham.

And we genuinely think that the Hammers have a real chance of beating Liverpool to his signature. Whether that will be in the January transfer window or the summer, however, remains to be seen.

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