Reported Liverpool target Sofyan Amrabat is attempting to force a transfer away from Fiorentina today. He’s now posted to Instagram.
Sofyan Amrabat appears eager to force a move away from Fiorentina today. Fabrizio Romano claims the player didn’t turn up to training in light of an offer from Barcelona.
That offer, however, has been rejected. They tried to strike a loan deal with a £32.5m option to buy and a loan fee that took the overall price to around £35m.
The Italians didn’t like that, though. They’re not willing to let him leave without a full sale – or an obligation to buy in the summer.
And their decision has clearly annoyed Amrabat who took to Instagram this afternoon. He’s attempting to justify his desire to leave, posting a message on his story.
In English, he writes: “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”
Sofyan Amrabat and Liverpool
Amrabat was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool during the World Cup. In fact, a deal looked quite likely at one stage before things slowed down.
Calciomercato claims they slowed down for one very good reason – his price. Liverpool don’t believe Amrabat is worth £35m and to be fair, they might be right. The Morrocan was fantastic during the World Cup but without that brief spell, no one would be calling for the Reds to spend that.
Barcelona, tellingly, aren’t willing to commit to that spending either. Given Fiorentina are sticking to their demands here, we can’t see Amrabat getting his wish to leave today.
Instead, he’ll likely be there in the summer when his price may come down a bit. The hype will have settled, while summer transfers are always easier for clubs.
And so Liverpool could try again then – if Amrabat shows over the next few months that he’s genuinely worth pursuing.