Carvalho committed to Sporting

William Carvalho fully expects to remain a Sporting Lisbon player this summer despite being linked to Manchester United.

Last Updated: 21/05/14 at 14:37 Post Comment

William Carvalho: Could be tempted to stay in Portugal

William Carvalho: Could be tempted to stay in Portugal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 22-year-old Portugal international is under contract with the Sportinguistas until 2018, but has a release clause of €45million.

Manchester United are known to have been keeping close tabs on the player, and were believed to be leading the chase for his signature.

However, talk of a new and improved contract in Lisbon could persuade Carvalho to stay - a result that the defensive midfielder seems to be open to.

"My future will not be a problem," Carvalho told SIC.

"I am joining the national team with my future resolved.

"I am a Sporting Lisbon player until June 2018 and when I return from the national team, I'll be back training at Lisbon.

"Everything else is just speculation."

Carvalho has been included in Paulo Bento's Portugal squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, and admitted his surprise at being called up, despite his fine form.

"It was very good news; I was not expecting to be summoned, despite knowing it had a chance of being true," he added.

"I dreamed that someday I would be player of the national team and with the good work done throughout the season, it became easier."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

G

ive him 10 crosses and he'll head 8 of them over the bar.

tk421
Where Does Giroud Rank In Premier League?

Footer 365

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge faces month absence with hip injury

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be out of action for a month after a scan revealed he had suffered a ‘slight muscle tear’.

Chelsea defender John Terry signs new one-year contract

Chelsea defender John Terry has signed a new one-year contract to stay at the club until summer 2016.

Roy Hodgson confirms Harry Kane will make England debut

Harry Kane's "incredible season" will reach a new high with an England debut in the next week, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Mail Box

Cry Me A River, Diego Costa...

There's little sympathy for Diego Costa, while one mailboxer has had enough of football by numbers. There's also an invitation to visit Colombia and an ode to Woan...

England Handicapped By Natural Pessimism

The England team will never achieve anything unless we all lighten up. Also, last season was simply Joe Hart's 'Frog Chorus', and 80 per cent was a conservative estimate of turds in the Liverpool punchbowl...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company