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Another Premier League star moves to Saudi Arabia

Another Premier League star has completed a move to Saudi Arabia.

This time it is Brazilian midfielder Fabinho who has left Liverpool to move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.

The 29-year-old has signed a three-year deal after the Saudi side made a £40m bid for him.

Fabinho joined Liverpool in July 2018 from Monaco for a fee in the region of £39m and made 219 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 11 goals.

During his time with the Reds, he helped the club win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and the Fifa Club World Cup.

Speaking on his departure, the midfielder said he was leaving his “home” after representing Liverpool “with the greatest honour and happiness possible” for five years.

Fabinho is Al-Ittihad’s latest high-profile player to join the club this summer as Saudi sides splash the cash and raid European clubs with attractive salaries on offer.

Al-Ittihad has also signed Ballon d’Or winner and former Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, former Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and ex-Celtic forward Jota along with hiring ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo.