Following Jordan Henderson, Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has surfaced as a possible transfer to Saudi Arabia. Al-ittihad, led by Nuno Espirito Santo, is eager to sign him and was reportedly preparing an offer of £40m.
And now, he is even closer to joining the Middle Eastern club. According to The Athletic, Al-ittihad has made a formal offer and the Brazilian midfielder is expected to discuss a move to Saudi Arabia without accompanying club’s training camp in Germany.
The Brazilian midfielder has already reached a personal agreement and has decided to follow in the footsteps of former Brazilian international Roberto Firmino. He is expected to join Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté in the Saudi Professional League.
Liverpool is still looking for a successor, and Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia remains the top target, but negotiations have not progressed because the asking price is too high.
The article mentions Sofian Amrabat (Fiorentina), Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich), and Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City) as possible candidates along the Belgian international.
However, they have ruled out the possibility of a move for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, and have also said that he is likely to move to Chelsea.
With Fabinho’s arrival at Al-ittihad looming, who will Liverpool welcome into the team…?