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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff - 05/11/21...
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2021, 08:50:20 AM »
Fabio Carvalho is a free transfer opportunity for Liverpool

Fabio Carvalho could be an ideal free transfer opportunity for Liverpool. The 19-year-old appears set to leave Fulham next year.

As per the Athletic, Fabio Carvalho turned down a contract offer with Fulham this week. His current deal expires in June 2022, making his exit feel a little inevitable.

Understandably, Fulham are disappointed. Carvalho has looked like a potential star in his limited minutes this season. At the very least, he’d have been a good player for them – but his decision could also cost them millions.

The 19-year-old started this season on fire, scoring three goals and an assist before the final week of August. Unfortunately, injuries kept Carvalho out of the game for two months.



https://www.rousingthekop.com/2021/11/04/fabio-carvalho-is-a-free-transfer-opportunity-for-liverpool/

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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff - 05/11/21...
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2021, 08:51:04 AM »
Bobby Decordova-Reid: Fulham’s consistent centurion

Amongst the glut of goals at Ewood Park and Rodrigo Muniz’s Samba dancing on the very spot where Sean Davis gyrated after his dramatic Blackburn winner twenty years ago, a notable Fulham landmark might have not got the recognition it deserved. Wednesday night’s romp in Lancashire was Bobby Decordova-Reid’s hundredth appearance in the black and white and the hard-working midfielder marked it with a brilliant assist for Neeskens Kebano that set Marco Silva’s on their way to a fifth win in a row.

Decordova-Reid’s best position may still be the subject of a fierce debate. He starred as a forward for Lee Johnson’s Bristol City in a breakout season that saw him score nineteen goals in the Championship, despite being reluctant to line up as a number nine initially. He has filled in a whole host of positions for Fulham, used on either flank by Scott Parker in the Championship, behind the striker, and even as an auxiliary forward at times as the Whites went up via the play-offs.

Decordova-Reid’s versatility was on full display during an ultimately frustration spell in the top flight last term – deployed as a marauding wing back once Parker switched to a back three in a bid to prevent a porous defence from being picked apart too often. There were no complaints from the model professional: he was happy to serve the team however his gaffer felt best, but Decordova-Reid still managed to deliver in the final third – scoring seven goals and adding three assists in a year when his consistency, energy and unbelievable fitness levels made him one of the first names on the teamsheet.

Decordova-Reid’s endeavour and desire have seen him become a pivotal player under Silva since the summer as well. Every manager loves a player upon whom they can rely – and it is Decordova-Reid’s work rate that adds another option to Fulham’s front line. He leads a relentless pressing game from the front, one of the reasons he has been preferred to Tom Cairney and the fit-again Fabio Carvalho as the number ten in recent weeks, and has the directness and guile to unlock stubborn defences in the blink of an eye. The Jamaican international already has five assists to his name this season – as well as goals against Stoke City and QPR.

His willingness to fit in everywhere has been noticeable under Silva as well. Most comfortable on either wing (three appearances), he has found the number ten berth his most regular starting position (eleven appearances), but he has also lined up on the left and right side of midfield and filled in as an emergency full back after Kenny Tete succumbed to injury. He has thrived in advanced role in a more adventurous side, linking the play together impressively under Silva, with his movement posing serious problems for Championship defences. Decordova-Reid’s ability to drift into pockets of space in the last third presents potential markers with the sort of dilemma they dread, whilst also creating room for his fellow attackers.

A seasoned Championship performer, the likeable forward is a quiet cult hero at Craven Cottage. His commitment to the cause can never be questioned and his ability to come with a crucial goal has proved priceless in the past. Think of the way he scored one of the goals of the season against Huddersfield, carrying the ball infield from the right flank before finishing magnificently, or the thunderbolt that shocked the league leaders Liverpool last December. His fifteen goals and twelve assists in Fulham colours underline his value that might be underappreciated by the casual viewer or pundit, but never by his team-mates.

Decordova-Reid is a footballer’s footballer: he’ll never shirk a challenge, pass up responsibility or go missing in a crisis. His ability to create a yard of space in a tight area is invaluable, those tricky feet can take him away from a couple of defenders in an instant – as Blackburn were the latest to find out – and he’s certainly got an eye for goal. His first hundred whole-hearted performances have firmly established him as a Fulham favourite; and here’s to another century.



https://hammyend.com/index.php/2021/11/bobby-decordova-reid-fulhams-consistent-centurion/

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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff - 05/11/21...
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2021, 08:55:07 AM »
Transfer News: Real Madrid line up Fabio Carvalho move

Real Madrid are reportedly preparing to make their move for 19-year-old Fulham whizkid Fabio Carvalho on a free transfer next summer.

According to a report by reputed Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, Real Madrid are ready to make their move for Fabio Carvalho over a Bosman move in next summer’s transfer window. The 19-year-old Fulham whizkid would be open to joining the Spanish giants on a free transfer.

Fabio Carvalho is widely regarded as one of the best young players plying their trade in England. A part of Fulham since 2014, the teenage prodigy progressed through the ranks at the London club before making his first-team debut last season. However, at the onset of the ongoing campaign, he has quickly established himself as a key player for the Cottagers.

In seven appearances in the Championship, the 19-year-old has a tally of three goals and an assist to show for his efforts. However, Fulham are in a precarious position over the player’s long-term future, which has alerted many top clubs across Europe. One of his prospective suitors are Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have been renowned for scouring worldwide, searching for the most promising young players in the game. Such an outlook helps them facilitate smooth transitioning from one generation to another, with president Florentino Perez, a major advocate of the thinking process.

As a result, Real Madrid also have players in the squad to take over from ageing stalwarts, with the likes of Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga and Vinicius Jr. among the youngsters who are already a key part of the first-team setup. To that end, Carvalho has emerged as a target to bolster the attacking unit and be a long-term solution in the final third.

The interest in the 19-year-old whizkid makes sense considering Gareth Bale is likely to depart the Santiago Bernabeu as a free agent next summer while Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio have been struggling to make an impression lately. So, even though Kylian Mbappe is the priority, there is a feeling that signing another attacker would benefit Real Madrid, who are now reading their move for Carvalho.

The Merengues have recently been handed a major boost in his pursuit, as reports have claimed that the youngster is ready to run down his deal with Fulham to embark on a new adventure. And as per Ekrem Konur, Carvalho would be open to joining Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer. So, it remains to be seen if a move sees the light of the day if Real Madrid end up making their move for him.



http://www.thehardtackle.com/news/2021/11/05/transfer-news-real-madrid-line-up-fabio-carvalho-move/


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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff - 05/11/21...
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2021, 08:57:00 AM »
Fulham transfer news: Fresh verdict emerges on star who may leave Craven Cottage

Journalist Tom Barclay reckons that highly-rated youngster Fabio Carvalho could leave Fulham in January.

The 19-year-old, who only made his senior debut for the Cottagers last September, is out of contract at the end of the season and has rejected a new deal, a story broke by Barclay himself.

What's the latest news with Carvalho?

The teenager has been a sensation this term , but his future already looks to be away from West London despite playing just 13 times for the first-team.

Carvalho burst on the scene by scoring at Southampton on his full Premier League debut last April, which would allow him to enjoy a run in the side after Fulham's relegation was confirmed.

The attacker has taken his game up a level in the Championship, though. Carvalho scored in three consecutive games in August in what proved a blistering start to the season before a toe problem saw him miss more than two months of action.

He made his comeback from the bench in Fulham's recent victory over West Brom and played the final 17 minutes at Blackburn in midweek.

But with Fulham unlikely to make an increased contract offer following his recent rejection, Barclay reckons that Carvalho could leave as early as January, with Marco Silva's side reluctant to let him leave on a free next summer.

What did Barclay say about Carvalho's situation?

He told GIVEMESPORT: "From what I'm told from a Fulham point of view, I would be expecting Carvalho to be leaving maybe even in January, because he's out of contract in the summer."

Can Fulham replace Carvalho?

The thought of not having Carvalho in their side when they scored 13 goals in their opening five matches, whilst collecting 13 points in the process was probably a daunting thought for Fulham fans.

However, since the youngster has been injured and out the team, Silva's men have arguably played better, with Neeskens Kebano coming into the side to allow Bobby Decordova-Reid to move into Carvalho's role and play centrally.

Should he depart either in January or next summer, it'll be the latest blow in a long line of academy graduates to leave – Ryan Sessegnon, Patrick Roberts and Harvey Elliott, the obvious examples – but Fulham have already shown that there's life after Carvalho in recent games.



https://www.givemesport.com/1780391-fulham-transfer-news-fresh-verdict-emerges-on-star-who-may-leave-craven-cottage

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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2021, 08:59:43 AM »