Fabinho, 29, is leaving Liverpool.
European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed the transfer on Monday (June 29), tweeting “HERE WE GO” with the caption “Fabinho has completed his medical at Al Ittihad. Liverpool and Al Ittihad are waiting for the paperwork to be signed, but the medical has been approved as a verbal agreement has been reached. Fabinho has signed a three-year contract with Al Ittihad.”
Fabinho joined Liverpool from AS Monaco in the summer of 2018 for a fee of €45 million. It reportedly took a lot of persuasion from Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp to get the deal done, and Fabinho was convinced.
At the beginning of his debut season, language and other issues kept him on the bench. However, he gradually began to receive opportunities and became a key player in the midfield. He played as a defensive midfielder, providing excellent protection for the back four, and in emergencies, he played as a center back, showing his versatility.
He was considered irreplaceable for Liverpool. There are very few players who can play as a third option and still fulfill Fabinho’s role. Even last season, Fabinho was a regular starter, making 49 official appearances. Sure, his recent form hasn’t been what it was at the height of his career, but he’s still a valuable resource.
Fabinho has had his fair share of glory. Since joining Liverpool, he has won the UEFA Champions League (UCL), UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, English Premier League (EPL), English FA Cup, English Football League Cup (EFL Cup), and FA Community Shield.
After the 2022-23 season, he was linked to Al Ittihad. Al Ittihad had already signed Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Zotta in the summer transfer window. With plans to add Fabinho to the mix, things started to heat up in mid-July. 토토사이트
According to Brazilian outlet Globo and British outlet The Athletic, Al Ahli offered £40 million for the player. In addition, the club reportedly offered Fabinho a three-year contract and an annual salary of €20 million (approx. KRW 28 billion).
It was only a matter of time. The medical is now complete. The official announcement will be made once the papers are signed.