Fabinho’s Unanticipated Crossroads: Bulldogs and the Prospective Shift to Saudi Arabia
According to close sources, Liverpool’s midfielder Fabinho is currently considering the possibility of moving to Saudi Arabia, for reasons that no one expected.
After a disappointing season, Liverpool’s board and manager Jurgen Klopp have joined forces to revamp their midfield. Players like Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and James Milner have been allowed to leave on a free transfer. Additionally, the Reds recently bid farewell to their captain Jordan Henderson, who agreed to join the Saudi club, Al-Ettifaq.
Following the arrivals of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai, the seasoned midfielder Fabinho is now rumored to be given the green light to depart by The Kop. The speculated destination for the Brazilian star is Al-Ittihad, a club in Saudi Arabia. It’s been disclosed that the Saudi representatives are willing to spend £40 million to secure Fabinho’s services.
After positive negotiations, Liverpool is said to have accepted the offer from Al-Ittihad. Fabinho has also agreed to move and play football in the Middle Eastern country. The procedures are currently being finalized, and the English media even revealed that the deal will be officially announced in the coming days.
However, this transfer deal is at risk of falling apart due to an unbelievable reason – Fabinho’s beloved Bulgie dogs, a breed that is banned in Saudi Arabia for being considered “dangerous and aggressive.” Currently, Fabinho is waiting to see if he can bring his dogs along. In the worst-case scenario, the 29-year-old midfielder might refuse to move to Saudi Arabia.
This summer, Al-Ittihad is one of the most active clubs, making waves with their moves for top stars. They recently acquired the signature of the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2022, Karim Benzema. Following their triumph in the Saudi League 2022-2023, Al-Ittihad is setting sights on even grander targets for the upcoming season.