Champions League club want to loan 20-year-old Liverpool player
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Champions League club want to loan 20-year-old Liverpool player

Portuguese champions Porto are interested in signing Liverpool’s Fabio Carvalho on-loan next season.

Carvalho has had an underwhelming first year at Anfield and as per Bola Na Rede, the 20-year-old is now looking to leave in search of more football.

With that in mind, Porto have reportedly emerged as an interested party. It’s claimed that the Dragons’ good relationship with Liverpool could help to facilitate the deal.

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Porto took Marko Grujic on-loan from the Reds in 2020 and ended up signing the Serbian on a permanent deal. They are now said to be looking for a similar structure with Carvalho, taking the forward on a loan-with-buy option.

Liverpool are seemingly interested in doing business with Porto, but would reportedly hope to include a buy-back clause in any negotiation.

Liverpool with Carvalho decision to make

By now, it looks virtually certain that Carvalho will be finding a new, temporary home for 2023/24. Having fallen out of favour at Liverpool he needs to continue his development or face stagnating.

But the Reds should think very carefully about where would be the best place for him. Another season without much football will do nobody any good. If Carvalho leaves, it needs to be to a team he fits into and will play.

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Most fans would perhaps prefer to see the Portugal U21 star head to another Premier League side. A season to get more to grips with England’s top-flight would surely benefit Liverpool in the long-run.

At the same time though, it would be great to see him head off to Porto and do well. Being originally from the country, you imagine Carvalho would be open to the move and it would give him the chance of silverware.

He has previously claimed that his father is a Benfica fan, but surely he’d let that slide for his son’s development!

With Liverpool regularly checking on the top Portuguese sides, they’d be well-informed over how Carvalho is doing. And if it can further build relations with one of Europe’s top talent developers, then that’s an added bonus, too. Fabio could certainly do much worse.

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