Manchester United’s pursuit of Monaco star Fabinho has been boosted by the player’s admission that his time with the Ligue 1 champions is coming to an end.
The Red Devils have been wowed by Fabinho’s flexibility and were desperate to sign him last summer. However, he was one of a few players Monaco billed as “indispensable” and they decided not to sell him.
He has helped the new players they brought in to acclimatize to the team and he is set to finally leave them for a new challenge. Speaking to Lancenet, the Brazilian admitted:
“My time with Monaco was good, but I feel my time here is coming to an end,’
‘I know that that the club’s vision is to try to finish second and qualify for the Champions League, without counting on big-name players, but on young players. ‘I believe I have gone through this process. I arrived as an unknown, I made my name at the club, won things — but maybe I need a new challenge.’
He helped the club reached the semifinal of last season’s Champions League and was also instrumental in their winning the Ligue 1 trophy. He and Thomas Lemar were not allowed to leave, but they have both made it clear this would be their last season there.
Fabinho has played 33 games already this season, and he would cost his potential buyer at least £44 million.