Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has been linked with a move to Saudi club Al Ittihad, with manager Nuno Espirito Santo pushing to sign the Brazilian. An offer worth £40 million has been discussed for the player, but a formal proposal has not yet been made to complete the move.
Talks have also begun with Fabinho’s agent to discuss the salary and the length of the contract. However, there is no agreement on any of the details as of yet. According to renowned journalist David Ornstein, the situation is expected to resolve fast, regardless of whether the transfer goes through or not.
Fabinho linked with Al Ittihad transfer from Liverpool
The 29-year-old is at the peak of his abilities, but was in and out of the line-up in the 22/23 season. Injuries have not made the matter any more convenient for Jurgen Klopp, with the Merseysiders missing out on Champions League football.
Fabinho has a contract until 2026 with Liverpool, having joined them in 2018 from Monaco. As a result, they are under no pressure to sell him this summer. But if a sizable offer arrives for him, they will not stand in the way of the move going through.
But prior to sanctioning the transfer, the Premier League club want to sign a holding midfielder to replace him. Khephren Thuram, Manu Kone and Romeo Lavia have been linked with a transfer, but nothing advanced has taken place for any player yet.
The situation is expected to develop further quickly in the coming days, with contact between the two clubs expected to take place over the details of the move. If it does, Fabinho would join N’Golo Kante and Karim Benzema as the major European players to have made the move to Al Ittihad this summer.