Manchester United are expected to formalize their interest in Sofyan Amrabat by launching an opening bid for Fiorentina star.
Having already secured an agreement with Atlanata over a transfer fee for Rasmus Hojlund, United are set to engage in decisive talks for their fourth potential signing of the summer.
As per Football Insider, the representatives of the Morocco international have travelled to Manchester. If multiple reports are to be believed, the terms between United and Amrabat are already agreed and all that remains is his signature on dotted lines.
United are also expected to lodge a bid “immediately”. Fiorentina are asking around £30m for their prized asset, who they acquired for £17m from Hellas Verona in January 2020.
At that fee, the Moroccan midfield gladiator will represent a solid addition to Erik ten Hag’s ranks due to his technical and physical qualities as well as versatility that allows him to operate across different areas of midfield.
Most importantly, the Dutch coach is well aware of the 26-year-old’s talents, having worked with him at FC Utrecht around six years ago.
The former Ajax boss has relied heavily on his past experience and connections to shape his recruitment strategy at Old Trafford. Lisandro Martinez, Antony, and Andre Onana had all already thrived under him in Amsterdam before moving to Manchester.
While there’s no doubt Ten Hag will be looking forward to yet another reunion, the deal for Amrabat could be complicated by United’s failure to sell their existing stars.
Fred has been made available for sale by United, and his permanent exit would certainly soothe United’s Financial Fair Play concerns.
However, as per Fabrizio Romano, Galatasaray – the club that has shown the most interest in the Brazilian midfielder so far this summer – are now considering making a move for Tanguy Ndombele, as the 32-year-old’s transfer deal “looks complicated” and is currently in “standby”.