Brazilian midfielder Fabinho has agreed to sign for English giants Liverpool after a personal meeting with Reds coach Jurgen Klopp.
After a disappointing loss to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev, Liverpool have responded immediately by signing Brazilian Fabinho in a 44 million euro move. The Brazilian who was expected to join either the Reds or Manchester United has reportedly been convinced to join Liverpool after speaking with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.
The German coach has reportedly convinced the Monaco midfielder to opt for Liverpool over Manchester United and other interested clubs. As a result, the Brazilian has asked his representatives to stop all negotiations with other clubs in the process.
Manchester United, on the other hand have already made moves on Fabinho’s compatriot Fred who has been called to the Brazilian squad ahead of teammate Fabinho for the World Cup in Russia. Moreover, the Red Devils are expected to be busy this transfer window as they build their squad for next season and compete with bitter rivals Manchester City.
On joining Liverpool, Fabinho has also revealed the influence of Reds forward and fellow Brazilian Firmino while making his decision.
While speaking to Liverpool’s website, the Brazilian said: “We spoke a bit more about how the city was, about the infrastructure of the club, the city and we also spoke about the coaches and how they do their work. So I was able know a bit more about Liverpool through Firmino. I had been with him at the Brazilian national team on a few occasions.
“I know he’s a fantastic person, his background is from nice people. He is also very good for someone who comes to a new country, a new city – someone who speaks the same language. This will of course make the adaptation much easier.”
The 24-year-old has managed to score 29 goals in three seasons for Monaco. As a holding midfielder, these statistics have attracted much attention from many of the big clubs in Europe.
Liverpool looks to get over their loss to Real Madrid as soon as possible. And it looks like they are doing just that with their new major signing. After the brilliance of Firmino and Coutinho at Anfield, Fabinho has the opportunity to shine in front of the Kop just as his fellow compatriots did in the past few seasons.