New Liverpool FC signing was ‘waiting’ to join the Reds this summer

Fabinho expresses his delight at how quickly his move to Liverpool FC was concluded this summer

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Fabinho has admitted his delight at the way his transfer to Liverpool FC from Monaco was concluded so early in the summer window.

The 24-year-old midfielder has agreed a long-term contract with the Merseyside outfit after the Reds announced a deal to sign the Brazilian from Monaco on Sunday evening.

Fabinho had long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Arsenal both touted as possible destinations for the midfielder in the past.

Liverpool FC moved quickly to conclude a deal, with the Reds believed to be paying in the region of £43m to bring the midfielder to Anfield.

Fabinho will officially become a Liverpool FC player on 1 July – and the player himself has expressed his delight at how quickly the move to Anfield was able to be concluded.

Speaking in an interview with Liverpool FC’s website, Fabinho said: “I knew that this move could happen very quickly.

“I was hoping that the move would happen fast, too, and I am very happy that the move happened at the beginning of the window.

“I’m pleased that I’ve signed for Liverpool and I was waiting and expecting that everything would go well.

“I wanted to travel to Liverpool because I wanted to know how things would develop.

“I wanted to know how things work at this football club and what you need to do in the interviews, so I am very, very pleased with the outcome.”

Liverpool FC will be on the lookout for a number of other signings this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to build a team capable of winning the Premier League next season.

The Reds suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday night as they ended up without a trophy under Klopp this term.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive Interview
John Barnes
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on Liverpool FC, Sadio Mane and more
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
US Open 2019
Naomi Osaka
US Open preview 2019: No1 Osaka prepares to defend, but champions line up to challenge
David De Gea
David De Gea to make key Man United decision in January – report
Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie sends message to Man United about Alexis Sanchez