Defender Fábio Da Silva, Champions League Final starter for Manchester United in 2008, looks to be heading to the German Bundesliga to join up with SC Freiburg, according to reports from the Guardian.
Proceedings apparently advanced with Freiburg for Fabio to go there from #mufc this window…
— jamie jackson (@GuardianJamieJ) January 21, 2014
Fábio’s last appearance for Manchester United saw him play 90-minutes for the under-21s against Middlesbrough at the AJ Bell Stadium on Monday night, his previous first team appearance ended in red as he was sent off for a rash challenge against Swansea City in the FA Cup at Old Trafford.
Fábio has been out of favour for first-team squad selection at Manchester United, with Alexander Büttner becoming David Moyes’ second choice at left-back behind Patrice Evra.
A number of clubs have been interested in signing Fábio from Manchester United since he returned from his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers, including Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new team, Cardiff City.
The latest reports of the Brazilian defender moving to SC Freiburg are yet to state whether the deal would be seen as a loan move until the end of the season or for a permanent deal, we would hope that it would only be a loan move, then the likeable twin could be recalled if injuries strike Manchester United before the end of the season.
Freiburg are currently 16th in the German Bundesliga after 17 matches.
Another Brazilian from United, Anderson has now completed his move to Fiorentina on a loan move, with an eye to be made permanent at the end of the season with a valuation of £5.3million.Published 21 Jan 2014, 18:00 IST