On this bank holiday Monday there is news on Fabio Carvalho‘s future, albeit contradictory, plus tears from a potential signing and the return of a familiar manager to the league.
Contradicting reports on Carvalho after bid
Less than 24 hours after Liverpool’s season came to an end, there was seemingly no time to waste when it came to reports of what comes next for Carvalho.
Football Insider‘s David Lynch reported that Carvalho is “prepared to reluctantly accept a permanent departure,” with Liverpool receiving a “big-money bid” from an unnamed Champions League club.
The Athletic were then quick to state that the bid was not from Portugal and had been rejected, they also noted interest from Premier League clubs for a loan move.
The contradicting line, though, pertains to Lynch stating Carvalho “will not be part of Klopp’s first-team plans,” while the Athletic have been informed that Liverpool are “not considering a permanent exit at this time.” Either way, a summer move looks very likely.
It is no surprise that Carvalho’s future looks set to be away from Anfield, and you can understand if he harbours a desire to move on after just 638 minutes of action in his debut season.
3 things today: Incomings and outgoings
1. Alexis Mac Allister bid a tearful goodbye to Brighton ahead of an expected summer move, reports continue to say “Anfield awaits.”
2. There is “broad agreement” in place for Leighton Clarkson to move on this summer, with Aberdeen eager to keep hold of the midfielder this summer.
3. Roberto Firmino bid farewell with one last goal for the club, and it has led to a ridiculous stat to emerge that is bettered by only Erling Haaland.