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Real Madrid Among Several Clubs Hoping To Land This English Starlet: One For The Future?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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The Daily Mail has recently revealed that Real Madrid are among several clubs hoping to land Fulham starlet Fabio Carvalho. It is understood that Los Blancos could face competition from a number of top Premier League clubs in the race to secure the signature of the English prospect.

Carvalho’s Impressive Rise At Craven Cottage

Carvalho had done well to rise through the youth ranks of Fulham before going on to break out as a first-team starter for them last season. The English wonderkid had made 11 senior appearances for the Cottagers thus far, scoring four goals and picking up one assist across various competitions.

The 19-year-old has experienced an excellent start to this campaign and deserves a pat on the back for being consistent with his offensive contributions as he has averaged 2.4 shots, 2.2 key passes and 1.4 dribbles per game in the EFL Championship this season. He has even distributed possession quite well in the opponent’s half after completing 79.4% of his attempted passes in the English second division (stats via whoscored).

The early signs have been quite promising from the Portugal-born talent but the jury is still out on whether he can maintain his good form in top-flight football. If Carlo Ancelotti is looking to build a strong squad at Real Madrid for the long run, it makes sense for the Italian tactician to orchestrate a move to get him on board in January or next summer.

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Is Carvalho A Prospect For The Future?

Carvalho has enjoyed playing in the number ten position for Fulham as he has a knack for creating a yard of space for himself to get a few shots in at goal. He has done well to finish off chances in the early stages of this campaign. Plus, the English starlet has even got the eye to play a decisive pass in the attacking third of the field. He can also pull off a few encouraging runs with the ball towards the opponent’s penalty box.

Based on his form this season, Carvalho has definitely got the potential to become a future star in top-flight football. Therefore, Ancelotti would be wise to engineer a move to lure him to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the future.

There is no denying that Carvalho is a prospect to watch out for in the coming seasons as long as he works hard to improve his game on the training field. At 19, the future is quite bright for the talented teenager which makes him a good, long-term signing for Ancelotti to pursue next year.

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