Liverpool seemed to have completed their biggest task of the summer, strengthening their midfielders, but now they are in need of further reinforcements. Jordan Henderson has agreed to a personal contract with Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq, and Fabinho has followed the trend.
The Brazilian midfielder is the subject of strong interest from Al-Ittihad, led by Nuno Espirito Santo, who have agreed a contract with the player, and an offer of £40m has also been received, leaving him at Liverpool for the transfer instead of accompanying the team to its training camp in Germany.
Henderson has not yet received an official offer and is still attending the training camp. Meanwhile, Fabinho is as close as possible to joining a Middle Eastern club, and Fabrizio Romano, who is familiar with the transfer market, shares his progress.
“Many things are moving around Liverpool in terms of [their] midfield.”
“This is a really crucial moment for Liverpool, it’s a revolution.”
“They signed Alexis Mac Allister, they signed also Dominik Szoboszlai, but now between Fabinho and Al-Ittihad the agreement is done in terms of the player and under discussion between Liverpool and Al-Ittihad.”
“Liverpool are waiting for the official documents to check some details of the payment terms, the instalments, so they’re still very cautious on the process.”
“But, the negotiation is very advanced and ongoing. This is why Fabinho’s not with Liverpool in Germany.”YouTube channel
In preparation for Fabinho’s departure, the club is also looking for a successor, with Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia continuing to attract interest as the top target. How will this “revolutionary” replacement of the midfielders, as the journalist calls it, turn out?