He moved to Europe as a 19-year-old when Real Madrid snapped him up from Fluminense.
It was there that he had his first taste of senior football, playing 30 times and scoring twice in Spain's Segunda Division during the 2012-13 season. But, Liverpool seems to have done the deed quickly, snapping Fabinho up from AS Monaco.
Le Parisien claim Liverpool have offered €60m (£52.6m) for the forward, the reports adding that the player would like his future to be decided prior to the start of next month's World Cup.
What type of player is Fabinho? "I am very happy that it is done from the beginning of the transfer window". The Brazilian has till now been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona, with the clubs looking to reinforce their midfield and the right side of their defence.
"We try always to go in the same direction as the players".
"He has the ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions".
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Brazilian worldwide Fabinho, 24, had agreed at the end of last year's title-winning campaign to remain one more season in the Principality.
The Champions League finalists will sign the Brazil global, 24, on 1 July for around £39m (45m euros).
Another string to Fabinho's bow is that he is an excellent penalty taker.
Where will he fit in at Liverpool?
Following news of Fabinho's move to Liverpool, he told the Anfield fans what to expect from him, admitting he is prone to the odd yellow card. That style can yield high rewards but also carries an element of risk, placing strain on those in the back-half of the team to defend in isolation high up the pitch.
After establishing himself as a regular, Fabinho signed permanently for Monaco in 2015.