Journalist – Man Utd have to pay £21.8million by May to seal signing


Manchester United were linked with Sofyan Amrabat throughout the summer transfer window but were only able to sign him on deadline day.

The Red Devils were able to agree a loan deal with Fiorentina until June 2024 but to seal the permanent signing, they have to pay £21.8million a month earlier.

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The European season will conclude in the first week of June but United have to ensure they splash the cash in May to get the deal done.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Man Utd have to pay £21.8million (25.5m euros – 20.5m fixed and 5m in add-ons) by May to seal the signing of the Moroccan international.

Fiorentina chief executive, Joe Barone said the club had to work really hard to find the solution for all parties. He stated:

“Amrabat has always had the desire to play in England, we worked hard and in the last few hours we found an agreement.”

The 27-year-old was not available to feature against Arsenal at the weekend and in his absence, the Red Devils suffered defeat at the Emirates.

Once again, our first choice veteran defensive midfielder, Casemiro, who is well past his prime, was average. Therefore, sooner rather than later, the South American must be replaced.

Amrabat has proved to be a top class play breaker, he was the best DM at the FIFA World Cup and is currently in his peak years.

The question is, can he impress enough in English football to convince Man Utd to pay £21.8million to make his loan move permanent? We shall see.

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