Liverpool have completed the £43.7m signing of Monaco midfielder Fabinho on a four-year deal.
The 24-year-old, who has made four appearances for Brazil, will officially join Liverpool on July 1 after successfully completing a medical at Melwood on Monday.
Sky sources understand Liverpool will pay £39.3m (€45m) plus a maximum £4.4m (€5m) in add-ons for the player, who can also play at right-back.
“I am really excited about this move,” Fabinho told Liverpool’s official website. “This is something that I always wanted – this is a giant of a team. The infrastructures of the club look exceptional.
“A football club of this size coming after my services, I didn’t have to think that much about coming over. I will try to create my own history at this football club. Hopefully, on a personal level, I’m able to win titles with this club.
“I will try to grow and learn and improve myself, and to be part of the club’s history.”