Last summer began with the Virgil van Dijk fiasco.
This summer began with a major deal being announced only an hour or so after the speculation started in France.
Fabinho – possibly the best defensive midfielder in the world in the last two seasons – has joined us from AS Monaco in a £39m deal, with another potential £4m in add-ons. We’ve outfoxed rivals (he rejected Man United last summer) and journalists. Very old school, and exactly how it should be.
With Nabil Fekir apparently next up and us being willing to pay a world record fee for either Alisson Becker or Jan Oblak one thing is for certain, we aren’t fucking about this summer.
Allez Allez Allez!