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Fabinho: Liverpool midfielder joins Saudi side Al-Ittihad

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Brazilian midfielder Fabinho has officially completed a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad from Liverpool, signing a three-year contract. The 29-year-old footballer did not join Liverpool’s recent training camp in Germany after Al-Ittihad made a £40m bid for his services. Subsequently, he was also absent from the club’s trip to Singapore as the transfer was being finalized.

During his time at Liverpool, Fabinho made 219 appearances and scored 11 goals. He represented Brazil 29 times and joined Liverpool in July 2018 from Monaco for a transfer fee of approximately £39m.

Expressing his emotions about the move, Fabinho stated that leaving Liverpool, which he considered his “home,” was done with immense honor and happiness. He thanked the Reds for the incredible experiences they shared together, acknowledging his deep love for the club.

Al-Ittihad has been actively signing high-profile players during this summer, including Ballon d’Or winner and former Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, former Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, and ex-Celtic forward Jota, under the management of Nuno Espirito Santo, the former boss of Wolves and Spurs.

Liverpool also bid farewell to other midfielders, as Jordan Henderson joined Al-Ettifaq, led by Steven Gerrard, in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita left the club permanently after their contracts expired. Consequently, Liverpool’s center-back Virgil van Dijk has been appointed as the new captain, with defender Trent Alexander-Arnold taking on the role of vice-captain, following Henderson’s departure.

The move is part of Al-Ittihad’s strategy to strengthen their team with exceptional players, as they prepare for upcoming domestic and international competitions in the Saudi Pro League.

[Note: Please keep in mind that the information provided here is based on the data available up to September 2021, and there may have been further developments beyond that date.]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about transfer

Q: Who is Fabinho and where has he transferred to?

A: Fabinho is a Brazilian midfielder who previously played for Liverpool FC. He has now transferred to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad on a three-year deal.

Q: How much was the transfer deal for Fabinho?

A: The transfer deal for Fabinho to Al-Ittihad was worth £40 million.

Q: How long did Fabinho play for Liverpool?

A: Fabinho represented Liverpool for five years, joining the club in July 2018.

Q: How many caps does Fabinho have for Brazil?

A: Fabinho has been capped 29 times for the Brazilian national team.

Q: What other high-profile players have joined Al-Ittihad?

A: Other high-profile players who have joined Al-Ittihad include Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema, former Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, and ex-Celtic forward Jota.

Q: Who replaced Fabinho as Liverpool captain?

A: Center-back Virgil van Dijk replaced Fabinho as Liverpool captain.

Q: How many midfielders has Liverpool lost in the summer transfer window?

A: Liverpool has lost five midfielders on a permanent basis in the summer transfer window, including Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita.

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soccerlover23 August 1, 2023 - 7:53 pm

al ittihad making big signings, benzema, kante, jota & fab! wow! can’t wait for the saudi pro league action!

football_fanatic August 2, 2023 - 12:21 am

£40m for fabinho! crazy money! but ittihad wants to be the best in saudi league, seems like!

reds4life August 2, 2023 - 4:47 am

who’ll fill fabinho’s boots? vvd as captain, interesting choice. gonna miss fab’s skills in midfield tho.

anfield_expert August 2, 2023 - 6:12 am

liverpool’s midfield overhaul this summer, hendo, milner, keita, ox & fab gone, hope we’ve got good replacements!

LFCfan89 August 2, 2023 - 9:20 am

fabinho is great, will miss him at Liverpool! saudi move is sad 🙁 but hope he shines there! #YNWA


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