It seems there’s no doubt that Fabio da Silva will be leaving Middlesbrough in the January window.

The player himself has confirmed his farewell on Instagram, with manager Tony Pulis also saying he’s asked to leave the Championship club.

The request comes as something of a shock, because not long ago, the player had revealed to the Brazilian press that his wish was to extend his deal with Middlesbrough for a few more years.

Now without saying what has changed his mind, Fabio had a word with Globo Esporte on the first day of the year, and revealed that he already has some options to move in the winter market.

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“I have already received some offers and I will start to see this now that the window has opened. That’s why I asked to leave,” Fabio told Globo Esporte.

“My agent will see the best condition for me to leave. I already talked to the manager, but the fans are not accepting it well.”

Fabio’s contract with Middlesbrough expires at the end of the season, so although he can already sign a pre-contract with any club, the Championship side must be dealt with in case he leaves now. But considering Tony Pulis’ words about his departure, it doesn’t seem like they will make it hard for the Brazilian to go.