Man Utd increasingly assured they’ll sign £30million star – Report


Manchester United might end up making things easier for their former manager David Moyes with their Sofyan Amrabat pursuit.

Moyes, now at the helm at West Ham, finds himself in a tricky spot ahead of the new season. The Hammers have endured a difficult pre-season under the Scots. Meanwhile, the board have sanctioned major exits like Declan Rice and Gianluca Scamacca, but are yet to bring in any new signings this summer.

It’s understood Moyes has been “locked in a power struggle” with new technical director Tim Steidten over the profile of transfer targets. The veteran manager wants at least two new arrivals at the London Stadium before the start of the Premier League season this weekend.

United can prove to be a help to West Ham, who are keen on signing both Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay from Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are receptive to parting ways with Maguire, and West Ham are believed to be close to their asking price. However, according to The Athletic, Erik ten Hag would ideally like to keep McTominay in his squad for the upcoming season.

This is where United’s pursuit of Sofyan Amrabat comes in. Despite appreciating McTominay’s “unique profile” Ten Hag is interested in signing the Fiorentina midfielder, whose arrival is only going to push the Scotland international further down the pecking order.

West Ham appear to be keeping an eye on this transfer saga, with Irish Daily Star (news image provided below) claiming they are hopeful of landing both Maguire and McTominay as United are “increasingly confident” of landing the Morocco international. Fiorentina are also awaiting United’s approach for their star player who they value at £30m.

Amrabat, 26, is as physically imposing midfielder, if not more, than McTominay and is also a much more technically secure player in possession.

Interestingly, earlier in the summer, the Moroccan was reported to be on West Ham’s list of transfer targets, but it’s widely thought that he only wants United.

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