Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat has admitted he is in the dark regarding a potential £25 million move to Premier League giants Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag wasn’t lying when he said, at the beginning of the window, that ‘top players’ were queuing up to join Manchester United this summer (ESPN).
Mason Mount reportedly rejected Arsenal and Liverpool in favour of joining fellow England internationals Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford. Rasmus Hojlund refused to talk to Paris Saint-Germain as he held out for a ‘dream’ move to his boyhood club.
As for Andre Onana, the former Inter Milan goalkeeper’s agent admitted back in July that Chelsea and Tottenham had both made their interest known, but Ten Hag’s one-time Ajax glovesman only had eyes for the Red Devils.
Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat wants Manchester United move
Fabrizio Romano, meanwhile, has ‘no doubts’ about which club Sofyan Amrabat wants to join in the final month of the window, amid interest from not only Man United but also Atletico Madrid and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli.
“He wants Man United, no doubts,” Romano writes on Twitter. “Man Utd keep working on Amrabat and want him — but talks are on player side. (There is) no bid… yet.”
Amrabat, meanwhile, was reluctant to give anything away when quizzed on that potential Man United move after Fiorentina’s 4-0 pre-season victory over Grosseto on Wednesday.
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“I don’t know if I’m leaving. Maybe I can stay here at Fiorentina!,” Amrabat says: “I don’t know, I could stay.”
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This certainly feels more like a player keeping his cards close to his chest than one committing his future to his current employers. Amrabat, after all, was never likely to publicly demand a move to Manchester United, thus burning his La Viola bridges.
As Romano points out, Amrabat has had his heart set on joining United ever since the talks began in June.
“Amrabat has no doubts; he said yes to Manchester United. he wants the move since first talks in June despite rich Saudi bids.”
Patience is required on United’s side, however.
As The Athletic’s David Ornstein points out, in conversation with FIVE UK, United must first raise funds by selling the likes of Fred and Donny van de Beek before freeing up the £25 million required for Amrabat.