Manchester United clinched the signing of Sofyan Amrabat on transfer deadline day after a breakthrough in negotiations.

Morocco international Sofyan Amrabat had waited patiently all summer long for his move to Manchester United to go through.

Eventually on transfer deadline day he was granted his wish, with Manchester United and Fiorentina reaching an agreement in negotiations, and the deal confirmed.

Amrabat has signed for Manchester United on a season long loan deal, which is expected to become permanent next summer.

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How the Amrabat move went through

Sofyan Amrabat arrived at Fiorentina’s training ground around midday on Friday, and started going through in-house medical checks.

It was while he was conducting these, that he received the news Manchester United and Fiorentina had reached an agreement, Gazzetta dello Sport reported.

United negotiator Matt Hargreaves had flown to Florence early to complete negotiations with the Italian club.

Amrabat then completed his Manchester United medical in Italy, Sky Sports reported.

Loan fee

Despite earlier reports via Viola News of a £4 million loan fee, the fee paid to Fiorentina is around double that, it has been reported.

Gazzetta dello Sport report the clubs agreed on a £8 million loan fee, with United set to pay a further £16 million at the end of the season.

This gives Fiorentina enough to be satisfied now, with the promise of more later. Manchester United are working to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

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