Liverpool attacker Fabio Carvalho is still the subject of interest from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig this summer, according to reliable journalist David Lynch.
The youngster joined the Reds during last year’s transfer window, making the move from Fulham after starring for the west Londoners in the Championship.
While much was expected of Carvalho, given his reputation as an exciting talent with a big future, his first season in a Liverpool shirt has been disappointing.
Granted, he has been part of a team that has struggled throughout 2022/23, ultimately finishing fifth in the Premier League, but more was required from him.
Carvalho’s lack of impact is summed up by just four starts in the league all season, with three goals and zero assists coming his way across 21 appearances, in all competitions.
According to Football Insider‘s Lynch, Leipzig are ready to return with a second bid for the Carvalho this summer, as they eye up a move for him in excess of £10m. Liverpool are reluctant to let him leave so early in his Reds career, but the German side remain “determined” to make them change their mind.
Our thoughts on Carvalho’s Liverpool future…
It would be a surprise to see Carvalho exit Anfield so swiftly, considering he is still learning his trade and has a potentially high ceiling as a player, scoring 10 goals and registering eight assists in the Championship in 2021/22.
A loan move away in the summer would make the most sense, allowing him to enjoy regular football elsewhere, especially as new signings are expected at Liverpool, which could push him further down the pecking order.
There is no question that there is now pressure on Carvalho to go up a level, though, following an underwhelming campaign, and if he fails to do that, it is difficult to see him being a genuine success story moving forward.
Young players can be written off far too soon, however, and both Liverpool and the supporters should make a fairer assessment of him this time next year, when he has either spent 12 months on loan or had another year developing on Merseyside.