Fresh from their Champions League final heartbreak, Liverpool have strengthened their squad ahead of next season with the purchase of Monaco holding midfielder Fabinho.
The 24-year-old Brazilian will officially sign for the Reds on July 1st for a reported free of €39million.
However, that fee could rise by another €5million dependent on performance-related bonuses.
Fabinho has been a key member of the Monaco side which lifted the Ligue 1 title in 2016/17 and is comfortable both in a defensive midfield role and as a right-back.
On sealing the move to Anfield, the four-times capped Brazil international said:
This is something that I always wanted, this is a giant of a team. I am really excited.
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.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, keen to build on a positive season for the Merseysiders, said:
We have signed a fantastic player, but someone who is an equally fantastic person I think.
His reputation as a character in the dressing room and his attitude in training has come through from everyone we speak to.
He has ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions. He can play ‘6’, ‘8’ and ‘2’. This is cool.
Fabinho joins the Reds as Emre Can leaves the club, possibly for Juventus.
However, with Naby Keïta also moving to Anfield from RB Leizpig, Klopp will have a plethora of top quality midfield options ahead of the new season.
Could Klopp and co. finally mount a serious title challenge next season?