There’s a cloud hanging over Manchester United’s recruitment plans.
“Atletico Madrid have emerged as the next destination for Sofiane Amrabat, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United,” the Daily Star reported on Tuesday.
Amrabat was a star performer at the last World Cup in Qatar. His prolific play and seamless transition of the ball raised his profile as he led Morocco to the quarterfinals. 메이저사이트
His performance continued with his club. Amrabat has been an integral part of Fiorentina’s core this season, making 49 appearances across all competitions.
His consistent performances also put him on United’s radar. The Red Devils saw Amrabat as a player who could improve the quality of their midfield in place of Donny van der Beek and Fred.
It wasn’t just a rumor. Amrabat’s brother, Nordin Amrabat, who is also his agent, recently revealed on air that “Eric ten Hagh has a huge crush on my brother”.
“He’s been watching Sophien. He has a good relationship with him,” adding fuel to the Man United rumors.
The player himself would love to join United. Amrabat reportedly turned down a huge offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli to join United this summer.
Despite the good vibes, signings are not coming fast enough. With the sale of Van der Vaart and Fred stalled, Amrabat’s arrival has been delayed.
In the meantime, clubs are starting to dig in. According to reports, both Atletico and Juventus have entered the race for Amrabat with attractive offers.
However, it was Atletico who gained the upper hand in the bidding war. “Amrabat has communicated to Atletico his desire to work with coach Diego Simeone,” the outlet said.
The problem is the transfer fee. Initially, Fiorentina were said to want £26 million for Amrabat. However, according to new reports, they are now asking for £34 million ($569 million).