Manchester United could make a late move for a midfielder, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who revealed exclusively to GIVEMESPORT how probable it is that the Sofyan Amrabat deal will be revived.
The Moroccan international has been a goal for United all summer, with Fiorentina previously turning down an attempt.
Sofyan Amrabat, Manchester United transfer news
After sprinting out of the gates during the summer transfer window, manager Erik ten Hag will be frustrated to enter deadline day without having completed his side’s business. It had gotten off to a good start, with Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and Rasmus Hojlund joining the club before the Premier League season began.
However, one position has remained open for United to fill, with midfield targets being pursued throughout the summer. After Amrabat was identified earlier in the window, it appeared as though they’d found their man, but the Red Devils have yet to close the deal.
United’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, as the Stretford-based club had a loan bid rejected by Fiorentina earlier this week. The 20-time English champions reportedly offered Fiorentina £1.7 million to transfer Amrabat to Old Trafford on a season-long loan, but the Fiorentina administration laughed it off.
Fabrizio Romano’s thoughts on Sofyan Amrabat and Manchester United.
When asked exclusively by GIVEMESPORT about United’s deadline-day plans for bringing in a midfielder, transfer expert Romano revealed that the club would strive to bring in a player even if they had to walk away from Amrabat.
“So I think it’s a possibility to see the story happening in the final few hours of the transfer market,” the dependable reporter stated of the present state of play at Old Trafford.
“I think the midfield in general, let’s see if it’s going to be Amrabat or another one, but United want to do something there.”
What else is going on at Manchester United on this deadline day?
A player might be making the opposite move to Amrabat at the club, according to Romano, by switching Old Trafford for Serie A.
Mason Greenwood is said to have been offered to Lazio in Italy, but no decision has been made. Lazio, managed by former Chelsea and Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri, were among the favorites to fight for Serie A this season, but they’ve gone winless in their first two league matches.
It would provide Greenwood with a way back into top-tier European football after United suspended him following a police inquiry.