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‘Simply a no-brainer’ – Time for Leeds United to reignite previous interest in Liverpool target? Our View

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Fulham are facing the prospect of selling Fabio Carvalho in the January transfer window as he continues to stall on a new contract.

Leeds United were one club previously linked with a move for the 19-year-old, although he’s not short of admirers.

TEAMtalk have linked Liverpool, Southampton and a host of European clubs, as well as detailing West Ham’s previous admiration.

Kris (FA5) and Alfie (N12) take a look at whether or not Leeds should get serious in the race for the Fulham man:

If there’s a chance of us signing him, it’s simply a no-brainer to at least try.

He’s rejected a contract and will be free to leave in the summer, so we’re not looking at a huge fee to tempt him to Elland Road.

On top of that, he’s playing in a position we have virtually no cover in, so it makes sense to have someone emerging to come in and compete.

I don’t see him getting much game time at first, but he could be an outstanding piece of business in the long term.

The issue is of how many other clubs will be alerted to his availability, but that further highlights the calibre of talent we’re talking about.

There’s no reason why Leeds shouldn’t be right on top of this.

Fair enough Liverpool are a massive pull and others can offer European football. However, it’s not like Leeds haven’t gone toe-to-toe with these clubs for transfers of a similar ilk before.

Carvalho is only 19 and this isn’t his last chance of a big move. Leeds can offer him the necessary progression and a pathway into the first-team. To me, they are missing Pablo Hernandez or a player of that ilk this season and he’s got similar traits.

Who is to say that Carvalho couldn’t be his long-term successor?

Whether that makes Leeds a stepping stone to bigger things is another question, but I can’t help but feel the club need to be trying to muscle in on his situation at Fulham.

He’s got goals in him, he creates chances, he’s clever with his movement and is only going to get better.

It’s surely worth Leeds pitching themselves.

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