Man Utd agree personal terms with midfielder Erik Ten Hag has been missing.
Manchester United has reportedly agreed on personal terms with Fiorentina midfielder and Moroccan World Cup hero Sofyan Amrabat following his club’s defeat to West Ham in the Conference League final.
Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
The 26-year-old combative midfielder starred for Morocco during the World Cup as the Atlas Lions became the first African nation to reach the semi-final stage.
Amrabat was also named in the team of the tournament for his displays and it seems that interest has continued to grow in the uncompromising midfielder.
United has reportedly been given a budget of £ 120 million before sales for the summer window, and the imminent arrival of Mason Mount for £ 60 million has seen that budget half.
According to Italian outlet La Nazione, United is strongly interested in Amrabat and claims the club has found an economic agreement with the Serie A ace.
It’s said that Fiorentina is demanding £ 26 million for their star man who has just one year left on his contract and could offer a bargain option in the engine room for Erik ten Hag.
One United fan expressed his delight at the club’s interest on Twitter, commenting on the links: “I hope the Amrabat links are true (Although I very highly doubt it). He’s that metronomic profile of a midfielder that’s completely absent in our current squad. He’s incredibly versatile and can cover the 6/8 roles as well as others. Has previously worked under ETH. Top option.”
Ten Hag has seemingly made an early move on a cut-price alternative in United’s midfield as concerns over their budget hamper transfer plans. But they will likely be under pressure from Barcelona, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, and Saudi Arabia clubs who are all said to be interested.
To add another dimension to the deal, Amrabat previously played under Ten Hag at FC Utrecht between 2015 and 2017, where the Moroccan made the breakthrough in his senior career.
And according to his brother Nordin, who previously played for Watford, Ten Hag is ‘charmed’ by his brother following their previous spell together. “I think in January (United showed interest). But Ten Hag is now looking for a striker, he wants that first. From there he will see what is possible.
“I know that Ten Hag is charmed by my brother, he broke through under him. And they have a good relationship, so who knows,” Nordin said.
The Dutchman is set to add Mount to his midfield after the England international underwent a medical at Carrington on Monday.
But with the futures of Fred and Scott McTominay at the club unknown, Amrabat’s summer is one to keep an eye on.