Liverpool agree deal to sign midfielder Fabinho from Monaco

England — Liverpool have announced a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco.

The clubs agreed a transfer fee worth up to €50 million (£44m), a source told ESPN FC. The provisions of the deal should see Liverpool pay a guaranteed fee of €45m, with a maximum of €5m in further jerseys for cheap

Fabinho is Liverpool’s first-choice defensive-midfield transfer target and will become the club’s first signing of the summer. He agreed a “long-term contract” after having a medical and will formally complete his move on July 1.338

Liverpool see the 24-year-old as a direct replacement for Emre Can, who is expected to sign for Juventus on a free transfer this summer upon the expiration of his Anfield contract.

Fabinho, capped four times by Brazil but not part of their World Cup squad, has made 232 appearances for Monaco over five seasons, scoring 31 times mainly from his anchoring midfield position and helping them win the Ligue 1 title a year ago.

“I am really excited about this move,” Fabinho told Liverpool’s website. “This is something that I always wanted — this is a giant of a team. The infrastructures of the club look exceptional.

“A football club of this size coming after my services, I didn’t have to think that much about coming over.

“I will try to create my own history at this football club. Hopefully, on a personal level, I’m able to win titles with this club. I will try to grow and learn and improve myself, and to be part of the club’s history.”

“He has a lovely family also — adding a person like this to our dressing room only makes us even stronger. What we have — in terms of our environment at Melwood and in the team — means anyone coming in must be of that build. They must be the highest quality person and player.”cheap nfl authentic jerseys

Liverpool may recruit again from France’s Ligue 1 again this transfer window, with a source saying that Lyon captain Nabil Fekir is another player on the Merseyside club’s radar.