Fulham attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho is attracting a significant amount of interest ahead of the January transfer window.
That’s according to a report by the Daily Mail, who claimed that Real Madrid, as well as a host of top 10 Premier League clubs, are keeping a very close eye on the 19-year-old, whose current deal at Craven Cottage is set to expire at the end of the season.
Further reports have claimed that Barcelona are also interested in the England under-18 international, while Marco Silva is said to be trying to convince the starlet to put pen to paper on a contract extension with the west London club.
Considering the sheer amount of potential Carvalho clearly boasts, in addition to the aforementioned reports that Silva is doing all he can to convince the teenager to sign a new deal at Fulham, the reported interest of Real Madrid would leave the manager gutted if Los Blancos get their man.
Indeed, trying to talk an exciting player into signing a new contract can be challenging at the best of times, let alone when two of the biggest clubs in world football are believed to be keeping tabs on the player in question.
However, it is not difficult to see why Carvalho is so in-demand – over his five Championship appearances so far this season, the £225k-rated starlet has scored three goals, provided one assist and created two big chances for his teammates, as well as taking 2.4 shots and making a highly impressive 2.2 key passes per game.
As such, it is abundantly clear as to why the 44-year-old Fulham boss is so desperate to keep Carvalho at the club beyond the end of his current contract, and why the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are thought to be keen on a move for the youngster.
However, we must admit that Fulham’s position regarding the attacking midfielder does not appear to be the strongest in the world, so it would be wise for the Craven Cottage faithful to make the most of seeing the £650-per-week starlet in action for their club while they still have the chance.