Amid rumors of a potential move to Manchester United, Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat has been left out of the squad list for their upcoming friendlies this weekend.
Manchester United has already secured the signings of Mason Mount and Andre Onana for a combined fee of £107 million in this summer transfer window. Additionally, an agreement has been reached with Atalanta for the acquisition of Rasmus Hojlund.
Yet, Erik ten Hag’s transfer pursuits don’t stop there. He has identified Sofyan Amrabat as a prospective addition to the midfield, following Amrabat’s standout performances for Morocco at the World Cup.
According to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, a potential deal for Amrabat could be on the horizon, especially as Fiorentina appears to be finalizing the sale of Gaetano Castrovilli to Bournemouth.
Pedulla tweeted: “After the sale of Castrovilli, it will soon be the turn of Amrabat.
— Alfredo Pedullà (@AlfredoPedulla) August 3, 2023
Sofyan Amrabat, not called up for next Fiorentina game. ⛔️🟣🇲🇦#MUFC
Manchester United, expected to open formal talks for Amrabat soon as Fred and Donny Van de Beek are close to leaving the club.
Amrabat wants Manchester United, this has never changed. pic.twitter.com/7S2OnOHa5t
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 4, 2023
“As already mentioned, there have been SECRET contacts between Fiorentina and MUFC through intermediaries.
Indeed, the 26-year-old is thought to be keen on a move to Old Trafford, where he would reunite with former boss Ten Hag, who he worked under whilst playing for Utrecht.
Meanwhile, theManchester Evening Newsclaim that United are ‘holding firm’ on their valuation of the midfielder, which is just over £21 million.
But if they are to land Amrabat’s signature, the club may have to sell a significant number of current players in order to fund the transfer.
Former captain Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay have been named as part of the cohort who may have to depart the club this summer, with West Ham reportedly keen to sign the duo.