AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho will become a Manchester United player over the next few days, according to reports from Italy.
The Brazilian, who features as both a defensive midfielder and right back, has reportedly agreed to join Man United after a €35m fee was agreed between the two clubs.
And Fabinho, when asked what United shirt he would wear next season, coyly responded: “At the moment, Fabinho is with the Monaco shirt.”
And according to Gazzetta Dello Sport journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, responsible for breaking news of a fee being agreed for Fabinho, has confirmed that United will wait until their share price is optimal before announcing his arrival.
We should note that this is just one journalist, one source, reporting this story, although the more well-known Gianluca Di Marzio has also corroborated his claims.
Nevertheless, M.E.N remains resolute in their insistence that, no, Fabinho isn’t joining, you dumb kids, start listening to us instead please, and not these foreign outlets, please, I beg you – or something to that effect.
The MEN have such a horrible sneering tone about young fans sometimes. Yes there's giddy transfer muppets out there, but don't be so snide pic.twitter.com/hvcrULhaaM
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 24, 2017
You can’t blame supporters for getting excited about Fabinho – the Monaco man is fast becoming the most important prospective addition of this transfer window. The fact that he can feature as a full-back and a defensive midfielder capable of scoring 11 goals in a season (the same as Henrikh Mkhitaryan) shows he isn’t just a special talent but indeed a natural, fluid asset that would, you sense, fit right in at Old Trafford.