Manchester United are finally set to make their ‘lunge’ for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, which will come as a huge boost for Erik ten Hag.

This comes following Yesterday’s 1-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. United struggled to take hold of the midfield during that game but signing the 26-year-old Moroccan may well be the midfielder who can offer the physical dominance that the Old Trafford club have lacked.

According to Italian outlet La Repubblica, United are ready to make a ‘lunge’ for the former Utrecht midfielder and the Italian side need to raise funds as they look for defensive cover.

The report also states that United and Amrabat have an agreement on personal terms, which has been backed up by Alfredo Pedulla who claims that there has been an agreement between the club and player for a while.

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Where would Amrabat fit in?

The Moroccan midfielder was a star during the 2022 World Cup and would represent a superb addition to the midfield that was bullied at times during United’s win against Wolves.

The physical dominance a midfield pairing of Casemiro and Amrabat, who would play the 8 role, would bring, surely makes it an interesting proposition for the former Ajax manager.

This may well mean one of Bruno Fernandes or Mason Mount would be shifted out to the right-hand side to accommodate Amrabat in the team.

Sales needed

As has been claimed since the start of this long-running saga, United need player sales before they can authorise the signing of the midfielder and that is reiterated here.

Harry Maguire’s move to West Ham United may well be up in the air due to the compensation he is set to receive from United, according to The Guardian.

Donny van de Beek could also be another midfielder on the chopping block with Real Sociedad interested in him, although that has yet to develop.

A midfielder seems the next likely addition for United and, judging off yesterday’s performance, one is certainly needed.

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