Liverpool agrees to sign Monaco's Fabinho

Liverpool transfer news Nabil Fekir

It was a shock because there'd been no rumours of the move and because of how quickly it was concluded.

The Reds remain the favourties to land Fekir, but may be forced to pay over the odds for the 24-year-old if other top clubs come knocking. The infrastructures of the club look exceptional. "I know that the type of football here is quite intense and physical but I think I got some of that while playing in France and I hope I won't find any problems to adapt to this league".

"He explained to me his way of working, his training, the history of the club and it's structures".

"After he arrived here he was able to achieve higher development at this football club".

In spite of what we saw on Saturday, Karius helped Liverpool end the season 3rd in clean sheets and 4th in goals conceded.

Who else was after him: Manchester United held a long-term interest in signing Fabinho.

Fabinho could easily prove them wrong though. However, Fabinho is expected to be deployed as a defensive midfielder initially.

The likes of Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka have all played the role of the holding midfielder in recent times, but all they have done is expose a weak back line.

The Brazilian had been identified as a replacement for Emre Can, who is out of contract at Anfield this summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus.

He made one appearance for them and 30 for the Real Madrid B side.

Fabinho's arrival from AS Monaco was rubberstamped on Monday. He signed permanently in 2015.

Liverpool fans all over social media are loving what their Brazilian number nine Roberto Firmino has been getting up to on global duty.

He was a key figure in Monaco's Ligue 1-winning season in 2016/2017.

An added bonus is Fabinho's ability from the penalty spot - he scored five penalties last season.

"We do believe that it is going to happen [Fekir joining Liverpool]".

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