Fábio Carvalho, 19-year-old attacking midfielder recently called up by Rui Jorge in the U21 team, who shone at Fulham under Marco Silva and who almost signed for Liverpool during the last transfer window (documentation n did not enter the federal services in time), last January, he was under the spotlight of the English press, which questioned Gareth Southgate, English coach, on the impossibility of the Portuguese to continue in the service of the team of the three lions.
” We like it [Fábio Carvalho] and we would like to have him in our U21s, but he doesn’t have an English passport. Played in our younger levels without a passport [inglês], but to play for the under-21s, I had to pass the tests and get a passport. As such, we cannot select it for those under 21. We wish we could have done that, but now he’s part of Portugal’s U21s – not seniors – but we couldn’t do much about it.