After the name of the Moroccan international player, Sofiane Amrabat, has been associated with the move to Manchester United over the past weeks, it seems that his destination will turn to Liverpool, who is looking for a strong deal in the midfield after failing to sign Ecuadorian Moises Caicedo, who transferred to Chelsea.
The English “Talk Sport” radio website stated that Liverpool held talks with Moroccan player Sofiane Amrabat and his Italian club Fiorentina, with a view to contracting him during the current summer transfer period.
She added that Amrabat remained on the radar of Manchester United throughout the summer, but things did not develop and the deal did not take place due to the “Red Devils” warning about the restrictions of fair financial play, which threatens the transfer of the Moroccan player to Liverpool. United’s rivals.
BREAKING: Manchester United target Sofyan Amrabat has held talks with Liverpool.
Amrabat has been on United’s radar all summer, but talks are yet to develop, with the Red Devils wary of FFP restrictions.
– talkSPORT sources understand
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And the “Reds”, led by German coach Jurgen Klopp, need a distinguished midfielder, despite his contract with Argentine Alexis McAllister and Hungarian Dominic Suboslay from Brighton and Leipzig, respectively, but he later lost Brazilian Fabinho and team captain Jordan Henderson, and also abandoned James Milner, Nabi Keita and Alex Oxlade. Chamberlain.
And the British newspaper “Daily Mail” confirmed last month that Amrabat was a target for Manchester United during the last winter transfer market, but his Italian club was reluctant to sell him, and at that time the “Red Devils” went to the option of borrowing Austrian Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich.
Amrabat drew the attention of many European clubs, such as Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United, as those clubs expressed interest in including him in the “Mercato” last winter, after his brilliance with the Moroccan national team in the 2002 World Cup in Qatar, where the “Atlas Lions” ranked fourth; In an unprecedented historical achievement for Arab and African football.
In the last season 2022-2023, Amrabat played with Fiorentina 49 matches in all tournaments, and presented distinguished levels in terms of defense, cutting balls and aborting competitors’ attacks, and provided a single assist, and he was close to winning two titles, but his “Viola” team lost the Italian Cup final against Inter Milan. And the final of the European Conference League against West Ham United, with the same result (1-2).
Amrabat joined Fiorentina on January 31, 2020 from Hellas Verona, and since that time he has participated in 107 matches in all tournaments.