William Carvalho’s dad doesn’t want him to join Manchester United as he prefers Spain

by Sam Peoples

William Carvalho’s father Simão has revealed he would prefer it if his son moved to La Liga than the Premier League in the future.

The 22-year-old has been scouted to the point where it has almost become stalking by Manchester United having been watched reportedly 15 times by United representatives this season, but Simao’s insistence would certainly have an impact on a youngster.

Although it is ultimately up to the decision of a player, Adnan Januzaj has shown how important a father figure can be for some modern day footballers and Carvalho’s dad could be an influential figure for him.

As originally reported by Sport Witness, Carvalho senior praised his son in an interview with A Bola.

“I know you were born to win, but you must continue to push hard to get to the top,” he said.

“And to continue to respect everybody.

“The best is yet to come. I wish you all the luck in the world.”

Then, when questioned directly over where he’d like Carvalho to play next season, England or Spain, he admitted: “I’d like to see him in Spain.”

It would be almost unprecedented if Manchester United scouted a player at such length and then didn’t go on to sign him but if William Carvalho heeds the advice of his father, it could be completely out of our hands from the very start.

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