Monaco To Sell Fabinho In January On One Condition

Monaco's Fabinho looks dejected after missing a penalty.

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Fabinho has been one of the hottest properties in Europe recently, and reports claim that Ligue 1 champions Monaco will let their talented player leave if they get the right valuation for the versatile midfielder.

As per Le 10 Sport (via Bleacher Report), Monaco have slapped a £53.5 million price-tag on the 23-year-old, who is also being eyed by Juventus and league rivals Paris Saint-Germain. The Monaco player was under Mourinho’s radar earlier this summer as well, but the club went on to sign Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.

The Brazilian is still rumoured to be a primary target for Jose, and it is considered that he could go on to become an able long-term replacement for club skipper Michael Carrick. Fabinho could mix up United’s midfield, that already boasts of several key players.

Featuring in the side regularly will not be possible for Fabinho, but the player could still be keen to take up the challenge under one of the greatest managers in club football. Fabinho has gained reputation due to his top-class performances, and several other clubs are monitoring his situation as well, including Man City.

Fabinho was instrumental in Monaco’s Ligue 1 triumph last season, and also helped them reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Monaco saw four of their star players leave this summer for huge amount of money, and Fabinho is expected to follow suit despite the club holding on to him.

The club lies second in Ligue 1 behind PSG, and will hope Fabinho stands apart in helping them defend their title, which could see them extract a huge sum for the talented midfielder.

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Written by Rajdeep Saha 

Sports journalist with stints across print, digital and television. Contribution to each medium has been thrilling. Experienced in writing for this passionate game called football. Journalist by choice and passion.


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