Reports suggest that Nuno Espírito Santo, the manager of Al-Ittihad, has shown interest in signing Fabinho from Liverpool, a move that could result in the departure of two midfielders from the English club. Furthermore, the report states that Al-Ettifaq has received a verbal agreement from Jordan Henderson to join their club, with the deal depending on the clubs reaching an agreement on the transfer fee. Although talks have taken place between Fabinho’s representatives and Al-Ittihad regarding salary and contract, Liverpool has not yet received an official offer from the Saudi Arabian club.Al-Attihad, one of four Saudi Arabian clubs owned by the Public Investment Fund that controls Newcastle United, have signed Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kanté and Jota for next season.
Nuno, the former Wolves and Tottenham manager, took over there a year ago and won the league at the first attempt.
Fabinho joined Liverpool from Monaco in 2018 and made 31 starts in the Premier League and seven in the Champions League last season. Liverpool have signed two midfielders this summer – Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister – and are pursuing a third, with Southampton’s Roméo Lavia among their targets.
Al-Ettifaq had hoped to sign Henderson on a free transfer but Liverpool are demanding £10m and the clubs are due to hold talks over a player who has two years on his contract.Henderson’s former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard manages Al-Ettifaq.