AS Monaco star nearing Manchester United move despite big interest from City: report

Manchester United are yet to make any real impression on the summer transfer window, but that may be about to change. Reports recently have linked both United and City with a move to sign AS Monaco star, Fabinho.

The brilliant Brazilian was part of the team that knocked City out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, whilst winning their first Ligue 1 title in quite a few years.

Now it looks as though he could well be on the move, that’s according to French journalist Alexis Merlino, as per City website, City Watch.

The fee being quoted by Merlino is 40-45million, presumably in Euros. In pounds, that equates to roughly £35-£40million which with all things considered, honestly isn’t that bad. Fabinho, who is currently on holiday, is expected to arrive in Manchester in the not too distant future to complete a move.

Fabinho is versatile. He began life as a right-back but after being converted to a defensive midfielder by Leonardo Jardim, the Brazilian simply hasn’t looked back.

This is a man who is just 23 years old and is already one of the best in the world in his position. I think this could turn out to be the best business of the summer if Edward Woodward and Mourinho can pull it off, as we’ve been craving a mobile holding midfielder for years. Imagine him in a three alongside Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba? That’s pretty exciting if you ask me.

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