Liverpool ruthless transfer, the Premier League giants have ‘agreement in principle’ to sign Fabio Carvalho.
Liverpool have reached an agreement in principle to sign Fabio Carvalho from Fulham.
The Premier League giants came within a whisker of landing the attacking midfielder, 19, on deadline day in January but could not process the agreed £8million deal before the window shut.
A recruitment source has revealed that Liverpool have recommenced negotiations with Carvalho and have an ‘agreement in principle’ with him to join when he becomes a free agent at the end of June.
Personal terms have been agreed with the Portugal Under-21 international and the deal is in place.
There had been fears that Liverpool could be hijacked by a Premier League or European rival willing to meet Fulham’s asking price.
But the Merseysiders are confident of pushing the deal over the line after Carvalho underwent a medical at the end of the last window.
Both Liverpool and Fulham are keen to avoid the transfer fee being decided by an independent tribunal.
Carvalho will be a free agent from the end of June but the fee will be millions as the west London club will be due a significant compensation fee for development costs.
Liverpool ruthless transfer
Liverpool lured then 16-year-old Harvey Elliott away from Fulham in 2019 when his contract expired.
The two clubs were unable to reach an agreement over a fee and an independent tribunal decided that Liverpool should pay an initial £1.5million topped up by performance-related add-ons of £2.8m and a 20 per cent sell-on clause.
Carvalho, who has been operating in a number 10 role, has been a key player in Fulham’s promotion push.
He has made 24 Championship starts among 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals and providing six assists.