Fulham have lost yet another wonderkid.
Fabio Carvalho’s move to Liverpool has been confirmed and he joins the likes of Harvey Elliott, Ryan Sessegnon, Djed Spence, Omar Richards and Mika Biereth on an evergrowing list of young prospects Fulham have lost before reaching their prime.
However, as that long-list shows, you’re never too far away from a future superstar at Motspur Park, and with that in mind, we’re going to look at five players who could emulate Fabio Carvalho and break into the Fulham first -team in the not so distant future.
We hate to put too much pressure on young shoulders, but at the age of just 17, Luke Harris is already looking like a future star.
The young Welsh midfielder models his game on Frank Lampard, and that shines through in his game. He has 13 PL2 goals to his name this season in just 18 appearances, and that’s at U23 level.
Harris’ four-goal haul against Newcastle earlier this season earned him all sorts of acclaim, and Fulham may well give him a first-team chance next season.
Jay Stansfield has shown promise for a number of years now at Fulham, and he’s more than due a breakout campaign.
Stansfield was a regular on the Fulham bench last season, and he even has a senior goal to his name, scoring an absolute rocket against Birmingham City in the Carabao Cup.
The number nine will struggle to displace Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Fulham team, but don’t be shocked if he gets minutes in the Premier League next term.
Snapped up from PSG as a teenager. Ziyad Larkeche may be on the verge of becoming a rotation option for Fulham.
The left-back has shown all sorts of promise for the U23s this season, and with Joe Bryan and Antonee Robinson struggling to nail down that spot in the starting XI, an opportunity could present itself for the young Frenchman this term.
Larkeche is clearly a talented footballer. He remains the youngest player to ever appear for PSG in the UEFA Youth League, and at the age of 20, he’s ready for a chance.
Fulham fans have been calling for Sonny Hilton to get a chance all season long, and next year, we may finally see the youngster get an opportunity in Marco Silva’s side.
The attacking midfielder is a brilliant ball carrier, and he’s absolutely brilliant in the final third.
Nine goals and 12 assists in the PL2 this season should tell you all you need to know about Hilton, he’s a fantastic attacking midfielder who can make things happen.
Hilton could certainly be one of next season’s surprise packages.
This is probably a long shot, but Fulham have been known to give chances to give chances to very young players before.
Parkes is only 18, but he’s shown maturity beyond his years since emerging in the youth ranks at Fulham, breaking through into the U18s when he was just 15.
The teenager was named as one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League by the Guardian back in 2020, and now, two years later, he may be ready for his shot.
Parkes has captained England at U15 level, and the left-back remains a very highly-rated player in west London.
It may just be a matter of time before Parkes plays for the first-team at Craven Cottage.
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