AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho has conceded that he will look to join a new club by the end of the season.
Despite his initial interest in signing for Man United and moving to England in the process, the Brazilian has now declared that he is not aspiring to leave the Ligue 1 side in the January window.
The 24-year-old reportedly extended his contract at Stade Louis II last year, as it now remains intact until the June of 2021.
However, later on, the €23m-rated figure had expressed his deep regret in not departing the Monégasques prior to the commencement of the current campaign.
And now, speaking about the issue, the Brazilian revealed (via Sky Sports): “Ordinarily, it’s my last season at Monaco. Nothing is signed. During the transfer window and even a month afterwards it was a little difficult to live with the situation.
“But I don’t think about it anymore, I’ve turned the page. [As for leaving in January] I don’t think so. I have had no contact [from other clubs] and I’m secure at Monaco.”
A few newspaper reports had betokened Atletico Madrid’s interest in the defensive midfielder over the summer. Regardless, the shift was undesirable to transpire in the wake of the transfer embargo laid on the Spanish side beforehand.
Furthermore, the former Rio Ave right-back stressed that he perceives to salvage back the form he showcased during the 2016-17 campaign, in pursuance of earning a transfer to colossal clubs.
He proclaimed: “Yes, it’s a possibility, but nobody from Atletico has spoken to me or my agent. I have to demonstrate that I’m still at the level to play in teams like that. I know that I’m not the Fabinho of last season and it’s hard to explain why.”
Written by Hritwik NE
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