‘Final stages’ – Romano provides Fabinho update with Al Ittihad president now in London

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The president of Al Ittihad is currently in London attempting to seal a deal for Liverpool midfielder Fabinho, that’s according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Brazil international was the subject of a £40m bid from the Saudi Pro League side recently which meant the former AS Monaco man did not travel to Germany with the rest of Jurgen Klopp’s squad last weekend.

The final details for his move to the Middle East are being discussed as his five-year spell at Anfield nears its end.

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It now appears to be only a matter of time before the 29-year-old’s move to Saudi is confirmed.

Although it’s a surprise to see the Brazilian leave the club when he still has three years remaining on his current deal supporters will be pleased with the fee we’re set to receive for the midfielder.

When we signed Fabinho in the summer of 2018 for £43.7m (Sky Sports) it didn’t take too long for him to become recognised as one of the world’s best deep-lying midfielders as he helped transform Klopp’s side.

His performances last term were slightly concerning, however, as he struggled for consistency and didn’t offer the immense protection to our backline which we had become so accustomed to.

So for the Brazilian to win it all at Anfield and for us to now almost break-even on his transfer fees is pretty good business for the club.

It’ll be sad to see him go but we wish him and his family all the best as our midfield rebuild continues.

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