Fabrizio Romano has implicitly conceded that his news yesterday about Sofyan Amrabat being open to staying at Florentina was incorrect, revealing this morning that the midfielder is definitely determined to join Manchester United.
“Sofyan Amrabat has no doubts: he said yes to Manchester United, he wants the move since first talks in June, despite rich Saudi bids,” Romano wrote this morning, dismissing the player’s statements as “fake.”
Yesterday, the writer stated that Amrabat told him following a pre-season friendly that he was still interested in staying at Fiorentina, and that last week’s claims on official approaches for the Moroccan midfielder were similarly incorrect.
One recurring theme in Romano’s stories is that Man United are serious about signing Amrabat, with the club apparently trying to transfer either Fred or Donny van de Beek to gather finances before making an official approach for the 26-year-old.
In return, Amrabat appears intent on joining United, with The Peoples Person saying that Amrabat turned down a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli, which featured a pay increase because he wants to play at Old Trafford.
Last week, Amrabat is said to have agreed to personal terms with United, which included the player’s wage in principle.
Furthermore, the player’s entourage was said to have traveled out to Manchester yesterday in an effort to move the deal along.
If suggestions of United needing to unload Fred or Van de Beek before mounting an offer for Amrabat are to be believed, the Red Devils could be getting closer to completing the deal for the Fiorentina midfielder.
Fred is said to be interested in joining Galatasaray, with talks between the Turkish club and United already starting.
Fred is anticipated to receive a bid of €10 million to €20 million.
Erik ten Hag is said to be “pushing” United to sign Amrabat, showing faith in the qualities of the player he previously coached at FC Utrecht.
Last season, Amrabat had a breakout season with Fiorentina while also making waves with his influential performance at the World Cup in November, where he led Morocco to the semifinals.