Middlesbrough left-back Fabio Linked with Portugal Switch
Middlesbrough’s ex Manchester United left-back Fabio da Silva is being linked with a free transfer to Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon. Fabio has been closely linked with a move back to Brazil over the close season, following Middlesbrough’s relegation from the Premier League.
He and twin bother Rafael arrived in England in 2008, joining Manchester United from Rio club Fluminense. However, neither of the brothers’ careers have panned out as expected and Fabio could be about to make a new start in Portugal.
The Portuguese media reports that Sporting want Fabio to buy out the remaining year of his Boro deal so that he could join them on a free transfer. Fabio looked set to join Belo Horizonte club Cruzeiro earlier in the summer, but Sporting appear to have thrown their hat in the ring.