Manchester United defender Fabio da Silva has decided to stay in England by choosing a move to QPR rather than move to Portugal with Benfica. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed a few months back that he would be sending Fabio Da Silva, who has been unable to get regular first-team football due to the presence of French international Patrice Evra, out on a loan deal till the end of the season in order to gain experience. It was initially thought that Benfica would be the favourites to secure his signature due to the fact that Manchester United were interested in signing their midfielder Nicolás Gaitán.
However, due to the signature of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kagawa being secured by the club for around £ 13 million, it is thought that they have cooled their interest on the Benfica midfielder. This is also prevented the possibility of Fabio Da Silva joining the Portuguese club. Premier league club QPR, who secured their Premier league status on the final day of the season, have entered into the frame. They would provide Fabio Da Silva with a great opportunity to stay close with his twin brother Rafael Da Silva, who will be one of the main first-team players for Manchester United as right back next season.
QPR boss Mark Hughes has been interested in bringing a number of quality players throughout the end of last season after securing the Premier league status. It is expected that Fabio Da Silva will not be the only major arrival at the London club. QPR owner Tony Fernandes revealed while taking over the club that he would be spending a lot of money in order to make them a contender for the European spot in the next few seasons. The arrival of Fabio da Silva could well start the same.