Manchester United have been given a big boost in their hopes of signing Monaco midfielder, Fabinho.
United were strongly linked with making a move for the Brazilian over the course of the summer, but the French Champions refused to sell. They had already agreed to sell a number of key players, including Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City, Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea and Kylian Mbappe to PSG, and didn’t want to lose another key player this year.
However, Monaco Vice President Vadim Vasilyev has admitted that that he could be forced to allow Fabinho to leave as soon as next summer.
“He’s a key player. But we realise at a certain moment it’s right to let players go.
“He’s very important, we can always count on. We are very happy that we managed to keep him. I think this is one player you want to keep forever.
“But we realise in Monaco we have a certain model, that at a certain moment when we feel it’s right we have to let players go in order to be successful again.
“This is not only about money; this is more about being successful.”
The midfielder, who turns 24-years-old later this month, is capable in playing as both a central defensive midfielder as well as a right back. He has made a total of 190 appearances for the French principality club, scoring 23 goals, and also has four international caps for Brazil.