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Liverpool source: Total agreement for 'fantastic' player; could even be announced before Chelsea

Transfer Tavern logo Transfer Tavern 14/05/2022 Henry Jackson
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Liverpool will announce the signing of exciting Fulham youngster Fabio Carvalho very soon, according to a Reds source at Football Insider.

The Lowdown: Carvalho off to Anfield

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic season for the Cottagers, helping them return to the Premier League after scoring ten goals in the Championship.

Carvalho’s performances alerted Liverpool and a deal to bring him to Anfield has been reportedly very close for weeks now, as he is set to trade London for Merseyside after the Craven Cottage outfit’s owner, Tony Khan, seemed to confirm the move.

It now appears to be a matter of time before the young attacking midfielder is officially announced as a Reds player, perhaps even before the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The Latest: Announcement imminent

According to Football Insider, in a report published early on Friday morning, a Liverpool source confirmed that Carvalho’s move will be announced ‘imminently’ and ‘within days’.

This implies it could even be before Saturday’s clash with Chelsea, given it kicks off nearly 48 hours after that news.

A ‘total agreement’ with the teenager has been reached, including a ‘compensation fee’ with Fulham.

The initial fee will be £5million, on top of add-ons eventually totalling £2.7million.

The Verdict: Fantastic long-term signing

Carvalho looks like a special prospect in the mould of former Fulham colleague Harvey Elliot – he has been described as ‘fantastic’ by manager Marco Silva – acting as a hugely exciting long-term signing for Liverpool.

It is imperative that the Reds add younger legs in midfield this summer, with several players in that area of the pitch now in their 30s, so this is a signing that makes complete sense.

The hope is that Liverpool-linked Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni also makes the move to Anfield, as Jurgen Klopp slowly builds a formidable midfield for the future.

In other news, there has reportedly been a ‘major development’ at Liverpool. Read more here.

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