Liverpool have started preparation for next season as they look to strengthen their team with the signing of Monaco midfielder Fabinho in a deal that could be worth more than £40m.
With the Premier League transfer window already open and to close on the eve of the commencement of next season games, the Reds decided to fortify their midfield with the acquisition of the 24-year-old Brazilian.
Fabinho who has put pen to paper on Monday night, will join the Champions League finalists on 1 July for around £39m (45m euros).
A further £4m (5m euros) could be added in performance-related bonus payments and Fabinho’s arrival is likely to be followed by the departure of Emre Can.
Fabinho has spent spells playing as a right-back but has excelled in defensive midfield and is viewed as a replacement for Can, who is out of contract this summer and has repeatedly been linked with Juventus.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp while reacting on the importance of bringing in Fabinho said:
“He has ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions. He can play ‘six’, ‘eight’ and ‘two’. This is cool.”
The Brazilian, whose deal will begin on 1 July, said the club’s infrastructure looked “exceptional”.
“A football club of this size coming after my services, I didn’t have to think that much about coming over,” added Fabinho.
“I will try to create my own history at this football club. Hopefully, on a personal level, I’m able to win titles with this club.”
Liverpool are aiming to fight for the league title next season and as well go ahead to repeat their feat in the Champions League also.