Real Madrid sign Fabinho on loan

By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Jul 20th, 2012

Real Madrid have signed right-back Fabinho from Portuguese side Rio Ave on a season-long loan, according to a report.

The 18-year-old defender impressed in Fluminense’s youth ranks earlier in the year after joining the Rio de Janeiro-based club from Paulinas de Brasil

His performances encouraged Gestifute, the company owned by FIFA agent Jorge Mendes, to secure ownership of the player before sending him to Rio Ave in June to get more games under his belt.

However, the Brazil Under-20 international has now been shipped out on loan to Madrid’s Castilla squad according to Record, having already taken part in the club’s training session on Thursday.

Fabinho will fill in for Dani Carvajal, who signed for Bayer Leverkusen earlier in July.

Meanwhile, Spanish news daily AS reports that Real are also keen to sign Cordoba’s 21-year-old winger Borga Garcia and Karpaty’s 23-year-old midfielder Lucas Perez, both of whom will join the Castilla squad.

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