RB Leipzig have signed Liverpool player Fabio Carvalho on a loan deal that will last for the entire season.
The 20-year-old Portuguese player signed with Leipzig who finished third in the Bundesliga last season, and will stay there for the 2023-24 season.
Carvalho made his move to the Reds from Fulham last summer for a transfer fee worth £7.5 million. During his first year with the club, he managed to score three goals in 21 appearances.
The 20-year-old struggled to fit in and only played 75 minutes after the start of the year, as Jurgen Klopp preferred other players.
Hopefully, he will now have the opportunity to play consistently during his loan at Leipzig, a club renowned for nurturing and promoting young talent.
Meanwhile, in an interview with his new team’s official website, the 20-year-old expressed his disappointment while playing for the Reds as well as his goal of playing as frequently as possible at Leipzig.
He emphasized his desire to participate in league matches, cup competitions, and most importantly, the UEFA Champions League.
He said: “My goal is to play as much as possible, in the league, the cup, and especially in the Champions League.”
He also acknowledged that RB Leipzig are renowned for providing young players with great opportunities, making it the ideal club for his continued development.
Carvalho added: “RB Leipzig have a reputation for giving young players these kinds of opportunities, which is why this is the perfect club for me to continue my development at.”
Based on these comments, it is evident that the former Fulham player was dissatisfied with the limited chances he received at Anfield.
This dissatisfaction has played a significant role in his choice to depart from the club.
Even though the deal is only a loan, there have been rumors indicating that the Portuguese midfielder was content to permanently leave Liverpool.
The ideal situation would be for the talented young player to excel in the Bundesliga and return to Merseyside with increased confidence and more playing experience.
And whether the Merseyside club can successfully persuade the player to contemplate his future as a Red is another matter altogether.
However, for the time being, Leipzig will remain hopeful that his move to Germany proves to be a positive one.
Who is Fabio Carvalho?
He is a Portuguese professional footballer who currently plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for RB Leipzig.
Fabio Carvalho’s career
Carvalho previously played for the youth national team of England but currently represents Portugal at the under-21 level in international competitions.
Carvalho signed his first professional contract with Fulham in May 2020, which was valid for a duration of two years.
In May 2022, Carvalho reached an agreement to join Liverpool, a Premier League club.
The reported fee for the transfer is £5 million, with the potential to increase to £7.7 million through add-ons.
He had a limited time playing for the Reds before eventually moving to Leipzig on a loan agreement.