Manchester United’s intense pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat has been widely reported this summer, and journalist Ben Jacobs has now disclosed a promising boost in the club’s pursuit of the 26-year-old when speaking to GIVEMESPORT.
Despite spending nearly £164 million on three new signings this season, Erik ten Hag is eager to keep the ball rolling until tomorrow’s 11 p.m. deadline.
Sofyan Amrabat, Manchester United transfer news
Until Mason Mount sustained an injury, leaving Manchester United’s midfield options barren, the club appeared to be well-prepared for the crucial 2023/24 season. The Red Devils have now turned their attention to engine room reinforcements, as the center of the park has been frighteningly poor in their first three Premier League games.
Amrabat of Fiorentina has long been on Ten Hag’s shopping list, but in true Manchester United manner, talks have not taken place until the final days of the summer. According to The Athletic, the Old Trafford club submitted a loan bid worth €2 million in two installments, but Fiorentina turned it down since they would only be assured a €1 million payout due to the break option contained.
According to 90min’s transfer analyst Graeme Bailey, Amrabat’s Serie A bosses have agreed to make his Old Trafford transition a loan as long as an obligation to buy is included in the contract. Personal terms have already been agreed upon in discussions with the necessary parties. Now, Jacobs claims that the La Viola star is waiting for Manchester United to make a move because he wants a new challenge in the Premier League.
Ben Jacobs spoke about Manchester United and Sofyan Amrabat.
Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT: “With Sofyan Amrabat, it’s just dragged on, hasn’t it?” Especially since Manchester United signed Rasmus Hojlund, there was perhaps a deceptive notion in the media that Manchester United would bid swiftly, and I believe that’s precisely what Amrabat wanted to happen.
“However, this one has dragged on until the final hours of the window.” Manchester United, on the other hand, would prefer to strengthen in that midfield position. And the most intriguing aspect of all of this is whether or not Manchester United will pull off a loan. Some reports claim they’ve already made a pitiful loan offer, but Manchester United sources say they’ve discussed a loan but haven’t necessarily bid formally for one, and there’s still a chance it’ll be a straight deal worth just over £20 million. So, Manchester United and Fiorentina must decide whether they can reach an agreement since Amrabat is waiting and wants to join Manchester United.”