Brazil captain has a message for Liverpool fans on new boy Fabinho

Date published: Tuesday 29th May 2018 8:27

Brazil captain Thiago Silva has backed his compatriot Fabinho to be a big success after his move to Liverpool.

The Reds agreed a deal to sign the Monaco midfielder from July 1 for a fee of up to 50million euros (£43.7million) on Monday.

Fabinho, who was targeted by Arsenal in a last-ditch bid to beat Liverpool to his signature, has been capped four times by his country but was omitted from their World Cup squad.

Silva has also faced the 24-year-old many times in France when Silva’s Paris St Germain have come up against Monaco.

 

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Speaking at Tottenham’s training ground, where Brazil are preparing for the World Cup, Silva said of Fabinho: “He is really smart, a really technical player and I am sure he will get adapted to the Premier League as soon as he arrives here.

“He changed his position in Monaco, he was a right-back and now he is a midfielder.

“I don’t know how Liverpool are thinking about using him, but I am sure they can use him in both.”

 

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