Manchester United are weighing up a move for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
Adding an extra midfielder is still a possibility for Manchester United this summer, in addition to the already completed deal for Mason Mount.
A move for Amrabat would only take place after player sales, with United’s budget focused on signing a striker and goalkeeper.
Sofyan Amrabat move still possible
Mancheser United’s move for Sofyan Amrabat is dependent on patience on the player’s part, thankfully he seems to be buying in.
We say this because over the past few days, Fiorentina were approached by Saudi Arabian club Al Ahly who expressed an intent to buy the midfielder, report TMW.
Calciomercato described the approach as a ‘dream scenario’ for Fiorentina, who could have expected a lucrative offer.
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However, Amrabat is not tempted to make the switch to Saudi Arabai and has his heart set on a move to a top European club.
Manchester United are in the mix, while Barcelona are also named by Calciomercato as showing interest, but they likewise do not have money to throw around.
Amrabat has one year left on his Fiorentina contract and is prepared to wait for the right offer.
The report states: “The Sofyan affair could continue for a long time during the summer transfer market session.”
This suits Manchester United, as it allows the club to get the priority positions fixed up, and then generate funds via player departures, to then push for a move for Amrabat.
This chance could have disappeared over the weekend. Fortunately Amrabat’s thinking seems to match up with United’s plans.
Sofyan Amrabat would be an excellent fit
Sofyan Amrabat has worked under Erik ten Hag previously. This immediately opens up a line of communication behind the scenes between player and manager, to get this deal done.
Amrabat could help provide cover for Casemiro in midfield, and he would also be able to play alongside him when the tactical situation requires a more cautious approach.
The Morocco international would be good value at around £30 million, and it is welcome to hear he is attracted by the prestige of the chance to play for a top club, rather than the finances on offer in Saudi Arabia.