Monaco midfielder Fabinho has admitted that he is tempted at the prospect of joining Manchester United. The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to United, with fresh reports from Italy suggesting that United may have agreed to a deal for the midfielder.
Corriere dello Sport claimed that United have agreed to a €35m deal with the French outfit with a further €4 million coming in the form of performance-related bonuses, taking the total fee to €39 million. The latest admission by the player is a major sign that he is possibly on the verge of a move to Old Trafford.
The Brazil international has hinted he would consider moving to Old Trafford if an offer was made. He told Brazilian TV channel Esporte Interativo:
“The offer would be tempting, first I would talk with my agents/representatives and with Monaco to make sure the right decision is made.
“But it’s a great team and I would definitely think hard about the offer.”
It is no secret that United manager Jose Mourinho is very keen on strengthening the defensive midfield position, due to his concerns about the longevity of midfielder Michael Carrick. Even though the 35-year-old has signed a one-year contract extension, his services may not be available for long.
The defensive midfield and the centre-forward positions are the key areas where Mourinho is targeting significant additions in this 2017 summer transfer window. He has received a major boost with Fabinho, who could become the second major signing of the summer.
Victor Lindelof has been the only player to come in this transfer window, but more are expected to arrive. United have been looking to sign players like Alvaro Morata amongst many others.
At 23 years of age, Fabinho has all the qualities to be a great signing for United. He will be keen on a move to Old Trafford in order to increase his profile within the national team. Despite making his debut back in 2015, the 23-year-old has only featured in four matches for the Brazilian national team.
Even though Brazil happens to be one of the toughest national teams in order to get any sort of a game time, Fabinho will see his first-team opportunities improve significantly while playing for a higher profile club like United. Our return to the Champions League also bodes well in this regard.