Man Utd Ready To Make £50m Brazilian Their Second Summer Signing
Man Utd are closing-in on a deal to sign Monaco’s £50m-rated midfielder Fabinho as Jose Mourinho looks to wrap-up his second big-money signing of the summer
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd close-in on a deal to sign Fabinho….
Manchester United are closing-in on a deal to sign Monaco’s £50m-rated midfielder Fabinho as Jose Mourinho looks to wrap-up his second big-money signing of the summer, according to a report in the Telegraph.
Mourinho is expected to be extremely active in the market this summer as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League and Champions League next season.
United confirmed over the weekend that a deal is in place to sign centre-back Victor Lindelof from Benfica and it appears the Manchester giants are now on the verge of securing a second signing.
The Telegraph are citing reports coming from Spanish newspaper Marca that claim United have made great advances in negotiations with Monaco over a £50m deal to sign Fabinho.
To add weight to this story, the Mirror are also quoting Portuguese outlet O Jogo as saying that a deal is also close to completion so it looks as though United are now closing-in on another big-money addition.
Fabinho made his name as a right-back after joining Monaco in 2013 but he reinvented himself as a defensive midfielder last season and played a key role during what was an excellent campaign for the French outfit.
The 23-year-old was virtually ever-present as Leonardo Jardim’s side won the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League but he’s refusing to sign a new contract so a move now looks to be on the cards.
Let’s see how things develop over the coming days but I think Fabinho would be an excellent signing for United and the Brazilian international’s versatility would be a valuable asset for Mourinho.
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The United boss will see Fabinho as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick in the middle of the park but he could also deputise for Antonio Valencia at right-back if needed so he’ll give Mourinho options in two important positions if he does complete a switch to Old Trafford.
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