Liverpool intends to hold on to star player with a new contract underway
Liverpool hope to start negotiations with Fabinho over a new contract soon, the champions consider the Brazil international to be one of the “untouchables” at the club after an impressive first two and a half years at the club
The Reds have a policy of rewarding their existing players over being too active in the transfer market and are working on a new contract for the Brazilian.
Fabinho joined Liverpool from Monaco in the summer of 2018 for a reported price of forty million pounds. After a slow start to his life at Liverpool, he has grown to become an integral part of the team and his versatility has proved to be crucial for the Reds this season.
The 27-year-old has had to play as a center-back this season due to the ongoing injury crisis at the club which has ruled out the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez for the rest of the season. He has deputized well for the injured Van Dijk up till now and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his form continues.
Fabinho’s deal runs until 2023 but Liverpool hope to extend that to 2025 or 2026 with a hefty pay rise.
Fabinho earns £100,000 a week but is in line for an increase that would see him move towards the selection of players just underneath the top earners. He is seen as just the right age and profile for Liverpool to want to continue to invest in him, with his status at the club never having been more important than it currently is.
Liverpool are also planning to offer a new contract to Georginio Wijnaldum. The 30-year-old’s deal runs out in the summer and he has been linked with Barcelona. The Reds are hoping to restart talks with the Dutch midfielder, who has been at the club since 2016, in the next few weeks.
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