William Silva Carvalho
D.o.B: April 7, 1992
Club: Sporting Lisbon
Position: Defensive Midfield
Estimated Value:£24 million
Linked Clubs: Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid
Born in Angola to a family of footballing pedigree, William moved to his adopted homeland of Portugal at the age of 10. It did not take him long to make an impression, though, as he progressed with smaller Lisbon clubs RD Algueirao and Uniao Mira Sintra. At the age of 14, Sporting used star player Nani to convince Carvalho to reject the advances of rivals Benfica, completing a 12,500 euro transfer for the former Uniao captain.
Once there, he linked up with the club's Juniores C (under-14) side...