PSG agree terms with Monaco midfielder Fabinho


Paris Saint-Germain are the frontrunners to land the signature of Monaco’s versatile Brazilian Fabinho.

The Ligue 1 giants missed out on the league title for the first time since 2012 last season, having been overtaken by Fabinho’s Monaco, and view the 23-year-old as a key target.

Fabinho had a brief spell at Real Madrid on loan during Jose Mourinho’s tenure, making one appearance in 2013. His performances in his next loan move, with Monaco, took his career to the next level and he signed on a permanent basis in 2015. He has made 187 appearances for Monaco, scoring 23 times, and played all but one of their Ligue 1 matches last season en route to the league title

Manchester United were reportedly favourites to sign the player throughout the week, with French reporters claiming a £35 million fee had been agreed for the midfielder, but nothing substantialized.

Instead, an agreement has been reached between PSG and the player’s representatives.

PSG are offering a contract of approximately €4.5/5 million per season, but the transfer fee between clubs is still being negotiated.

Fabinho, a midfielder who can also play at right-back, would most likely come in as a long-term replacement to Italian veteran Thiago Motta, who turns 35 in August.

PSG boast one of the most stacked midfields in Europe with Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti, Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot, Javier Pastore and Grzegorz Krychowiak all on the books.

However, the future of a few of those players remain uncertain amid ongoing speculation in the media, namely for Marco Verratti, who is a transfer target for Barcelona.


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