- Liverpool have made Monaco’s Fabinho their first signing of the summer window
- The Brazilian midfielder was the club’s No 1 choice to replace Emre Can
- Fabinho represents the first step of an aggressive and swift transfer policy
Liverpool have wasted no time in making a statement of intent after swiftly concluding a £43.7million deal to sign Monaco star Fabinho.
The Brazil international will officially join the club on July 1 but arrived on Merseyside on Monday with his agent, Jorge Mendes, to complete his medical and agree personal terms that will keep him at Anfield until June 2023.
Liverpool have made an initial payment to the Ligue 1 side of £39.4million, with add-ons worth £4.3million being triggered around objectives such as qualifying for the Champions League.
Fabinho represents the first step of what is likely to be an aggressive and swift transfer policy
Jurgen Klopp is determined that the momentum gained from the run to Kiev, which secured Liverpool prize money of £67.71million, will not be lost and other targets include Lyon’s £60million-rated playmaker Nabil Fekir and Alisson Becker, the Roma goalkeeper.