Manchester United don’t look like they are done with their summer shopping, as the Old Trafford giants are in the market for a defender.
Rumours of Fabinho’s move to Old Trafford surfaced in the beginning of the transfer window, but eventually quietened down.
Last week, the reliable English news outlet Sky Sports said that Manchester United are going to revive their interest in Brazilian fullback.
With one week left for the transfer window to end, the Fabinho to Manchester United rumour has been given a strong boost, as Rebeca Tavares, Fabinho’s wife, has started following Manchester United on Instagram.
Born in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Fabinho began his career at Fluminese. He was called into the first team match-day squad just once, on 20 May 2012, where he remained an unused substitute in their 1–0 win at Corinthians. He soon left the Brazilian club without making a single appearance.
On 8 June 2012, Fabinho joined Portuguese side Rio Ave on a six-year deal. But after spending one month at Rio Ave, Fabinho joined Real Madrid Castilla on a season-long loan deal.
He was given his Real Madrid debut by current Manchester United manager José Mourinho on 8th May, 2013. He came on for Fabio Coentrao and assisted a goal for Angel di Maria.
In the following transfer window, Fabinho joined AS Monaco on loan, where he also spent the next season. And after two seasons on loan at the French outfit, Fabinho signed permanently for the club until 2019.
Fabinho is represented by super agent Jorge Mendes, who is also the agent of Manchester United manager José Mourinho and goalkeeper David De Gea.
Mendes has a good relationship with the club and has brought in many players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Di Maria and many more, at Manchester United.
He recently scored a 90th minute winner for AS Monaco in their Champions League qualifier against Spanish club Villareal.
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