After recently admitting that a big move to Manchester United or Real Madrid could be on the horizon, William Carvalho linked up with the Portugal team ahead of their friendly again Cameroon. On that trip, he met a certain Cristiano Ronaldo – Once of Manchester United and now Real Madrid; The two teams Carvalho has been linked with.
Like Ronaldo, Carvalho started his career at Sporting Lisbon and has broke into their first-team this year. He has fast made a name for himself in Portugal, and it is believed that David Moyes has made him Manchester United’s #1 transfer target for the summer.
Real Madrid are also in the hunt for the talented 21-year old, and Cristiano Ronaldo will certainly have some influence on where Carvalho will move if he does move in the next transfer window. What will Ronaldo be advising the youngster to do? Join United like he did, and then move to Real as he reaches his peak? Or join him at Real instantly?
He’ll be almost guaranteed playing time at United straight away, whereas at Real he’d have to bide his time and take his chance from off the bench. He’ll have the likes of Modric, Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira ahead of him, and they’ll be hard to displace.