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Fabio admits Benfica talks underway

by Setanta Staff , 25 April 2012 Fabio admits Benfica talks underway

Manchester United full-back Fabio is interested in a loan move to Benfica, but admits it will be hard to be separated from his twin.


The Brazilian international is wanted on loan by the Portuguese giants and his agent has already confirmed that talks have taken place.

Fabio, who started last season's Champions League final at right back but is viewed as Patrice Evra's understudy, is awaiting news on a potential season-long move to the Estadio da Luz.

"I know Benfica, we watch many of their games in Brazil. In fact, everyone in Brazil follows Benfica's games - it is a good club and would be very good for me, no doubt," he told Maisfutebol.

"For now I know that people are talking, but nothing is certain. I have not talked with anyone from Benfica, I am waiting for everything to be right."

The 21-year-old believes the fact he speaks Portuguese would help him settle quickly in Lisbon.

"I have a Portuguese passport, and speak the same language. The adjustment would be easy. There would be no problems, I think," he said.

"Portugal would be a good solution for me. I follow some of the league and I know Portuguese teams, because they are always good in European competition."

Fabio arrived in Manchester accompanied by twin brother Rafael five years ago from Fluminense after they both impressed United in a youth tournament.

And with Rafael expected to stay at the club next season, the twins are contemplating being apart for the first time in their lives.

"It will be difficult," he admitted.

"We are never going to be separate, but this is football, one day it has to happen. Sooner or later this would happen because in football it is not easy being side by side forever."

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