West Ham United are preparing an offer to bring Fabio Carvalho to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
That’s according to a report by The Sun, who claim that David Moyes’ side are ready to make a move for the Fulham attacking midfielder this month, while Liverpool, Leeds United and FC Porto are also believed to be weighing up offers for the 19-year-old – with a figure of £5m mentioned in the report.
The Sun’s report comes following a recent claim made by ExWHUemployee, with the Hammers insider suggesting that the East London side could make an early move for the former England U18 international – despite the fact Carvalho is out of contract at the end of the season.
Considering the quite frankly insane amount of potential that Carvalho clearly possesses, should West Ham manage to get a deal over the line for the in-demand forward this winter, David Moyes could very well have the club’s next Paolo Di Canio on his hands.
Indeed, the £3.15m-rated sensation has been in remarkable form over his 16 Championship appearances this season, having already scored seven goals, provided two assists and created three big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.1 shots, making 1.6 key passes and completing 1.2 dribbles per game.
These returns have seen the £650-per-week attacking midfielder who Scott Parker claimed has a “massive” future average a SofaScore match rating of 7.06, ranking him as Marco Silva’s joint eighth-best performer in the second tier of English football.
As such, considering the roaming number 10’s clear eye for goal, his creativity in the final third and his talent with the ball at his feet, there are very clear comparisons that can be drawn between Carvalho and West Ham’s legendary forward Di Canio – who scored 50 goals and provided 14 assists over his 137 appearances for the Irons.
This is not to say that the 19-year-old is of a similar standard to the Italian at present, however, should the Fulham starlet continue his current rate of development after a potential switch from West to East London this winter, the sky would very much appear to be limit for the attacking midfielder.