Manchester United are well-positioned to sign AS Monaco right back Fabinho this summer, according to reports.
Fabinho’s sudden availability comes as a result of a formal agreement made between the player and Monaco, which stated that he could leave the French side if they qualified for the Champions League group stages.
And after Monaco claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over Villarreal last night, Jose Mourinho has the green light to move for the player.
According to Get French Football News, Fabinho is extremely keen on moving to the Premier League before the window shuts in a week’s time.
Mourinho has landed the four main ‘fundamental’ signings that he discussed upon arriving at Old Trafford. Fabinho, therefore, represents what the 53-year-old labelled as a ‘supplementary’ signing.
The 22-year-old is a sturdy, powerful right-back with that quintessentially Brazilian type of confidence on the ball, which has seen him feature as a defensive midfielder on occasion in France. There are, of course, some rough patches to his game: his positional sense has been scrutinised and exploited, along with his propensity for making rash fouls.
But at just 22, the Brazilian is a still something of a rough diamond, with all the elementary makings of a truly sensational talent clearly at his fingertips.