By Mark Weasley
Manchester United have been dealt a huge transfer blow as one of their main transfer targets looks set to move to PSG.
Brazilian right back, Fabinho is wanted by Jose Mourinho to bolster his ranks for next season as he wants strength in depth in all departments, and has identified the 23-year-old as the player to elevate his back line. However, a difference in the valuation of the player between The Red Devils and his club, Monaco is threatening to scupper any deal. L’Equipe reports that Les Parisiens are preparing a bid of around €50m for the player also capable of playing as a defensive midfielder.
The Ligue 1 giants were trumped to the title last year by Monaco, and are not currently impressed with their options at right back namely, Serge Aurier and Thomas Muenier. Fabinho may be willing to leave Stade Louis II as he isn’t too happy about being played out of his favourite position of right back, as Leonardo Jardim played him in the pivot role for the majority of last season, but he impressed a lot, scoring 10 goals from that position.
Jose Mourinho is looking at making an assault on four trophies next season and has apparently identified the former Real Madrid man, who he worked with at real Madrid as a more defensive player than Antonio Valencia, the current first-choice right back at Old Trafford at the moment, as he feels the Ecuadorian may struggle against lightning quick attackers in Europe.
Fabinho is a classy defensive minded player widely praised for his tackling, interception play and general positional awareness. He has made 188 appearances for the principality club since joining four years ago, scoring 22 times