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‘I arrived too late to help Fulham keep Carvalho’ — Silva - The Athletic

Marco Silva has suggested his arrival at Fulham came “a little bit late” for him to convince Fabio Carvalho to renew his contract instead of signing for...

  • Posted on 07th May, 2022 15:35 PM
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Marco Silva has suggested his arrival at Fulham came “a little bit late” for him to convince Fabio Carvalho to renew his contract instead of signing for Liverpool.

The Athletic revealed in April that the 19-year-old attacker was set to join Champions League finalists Liverpool for £7.7 million in the summer.

Fulham completed their Championship-winning season at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, losing 4-0 to Sheffield United. But they still won the league by a two point margin over Bournemouth, finishing on 90 points.

Speaking after the game about his Portuguese compatriot, Silva said: “I think he has a brilliant career in front of him. He is a top top talent in my opinion.

“Unfortunately for me, I probably arrived a little bit late in this football club. With more time, he would have renewed his contract before. Definitely.

“It was a tough moment for us that we couldn't renew the contract before. And of course when a player that age starts to play the way he played week in, week out, doing very good performances every single match.

“There were many clubs around him, a lot of rumours around him, and (it) was really tough for us to renew his contract. It is not not normal for a boy of 19 years old, from the first two months of the season, (to have) a lot of rumours around him from clubs around Europe.

“He never lost the focus, he let other people take care of it, and he really helped our football club to get promotion, to be champions. For a boy of 19 years old it is a fantastic sign and I believe that he has all the qualities to perform at a high level and to keep improving.

“Unfortunately he will not be in our shirt next season but I wish all the best for him.”

Carvalho featured in 35 Championship matches for Fulham this season, scoring 10 goals.

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