Liverpool midfielder Fabinho is reportedly in talks over signing a contract extension which would keep him at the club for up to another five years.
The Brazilian insisted last week that he is “very happy” in Merseyside and suggested he wants a new deal.
Indeed, he mentioned Liverpool’s current gravity on the European stage as a key factor in his thoughts. He added that he wants a crucial role in bringing more silverware to Anfield.
But while Fabinho has over two years left on his current terms, journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that the midfielder is already in discussions with manager Jurgen Klopp about his future.
The reporter told his Here We Go podcast: “Talks are going to start for Fabinho to extend his contract with Liverpool. It is the same situation (as Virgil) Van Dijk, they have the same contract, so two years (remaining) with Liverpool.
“Fabinho wants to extend his contract with Liverpool. He [gave] an interview explaining he is so happy with Liverpool, but he’s also so happy for the future of Liverpool.
“(He has been) talking with Klopp about what’s going to happen in the future of the club. So, he wants to extend his contract, and next year, I’m convinced he’s going to talk with Liverpool to extend his contract.”
Fabinho rejected top Spanish club
Romano also claimed that a marquee club in Spain enquired about Fabinho last summer. However, amid the midfielder‘s ongoing commitment to his club, he rejected the proposal.
“His agents are waiting for a call from Liverpool. The situation is so calm because he had a bid, last summer, from a top club in Spain, and he decided to stay at Liverpool,” the reporter said.
“So, he’s convinced that his future is at Liverpool and next year they were going to start to talk [about a new] four or five-year contract with Liverpool.”
Fabinho has played a crucial role in guiding Liverpool to Premier League and Champions League glory.
What’s more, he has played at centre-back this season to good effect in Van Dijk’s absence. However, the Brazilian has suffered an injury of his own and is yet to return.