Liverpool are set to complete the summer transfer for Fulham teenager Fabio Carvalho

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Fabio Carvalho was one of the most impressive players in Fulham’s strong league season. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)

Liverpool will complete the signing of Fulham teenage star Fabio Carvalho this summer.

The Reds tried to arrange a deal for the 19-year-old in January but ran out of time on deadline day, leaving the winger to complete the last six months of his contract at Craven Cottage. Now they are returning to secure a transfer in time Preseason.

Due to Carvalho’s age, the Reds will be forced to pay a fee for his signing, with The Guardian reporting the deal will be worth around £4million. A further £2m in add-ons could potentially be owed and Fulham are due 20 per cent of any future sales.

Personal conditions were already agreed between the player and the club in winter, which serve as a template for the new agreement, which should apply at least until 2027.

Born in Portugal, Carvalho went through Benfica’s youth system before moving to London with his family in 2013, where he joined Fulham. He has since represented England at U18 level but was called up to Portugal’s U22 squad for the EURO qualifiers in March.

Fulham sit eleven points clear of second-placed Bournemouth at the top of the Championship and are almost guaranteed to return to the Premier League as champions ahead of the 2022/23 season. Carvalho has added an impressive eight goals to his season.

Liverpool and Fulham went through a similar transfer process in 2019 when the Reds secured a deal for Harvey Elliott, whose contract with the Cottagers was expiring. However, on this occasion the clubs could not reach an agreement and a court case was required.

The Reds ended up paying £4.3million for Elliott, which already seems a bargain for a player who has had a significant impact on Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, despite suffering a serious ankle injury at Leeds United earlier in the season had moved.

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