Liverpool target Sofyan Amrabat had to apologise to Fiorentina after his actions yesterday, according to reports. The midfielder tried to force a transfer.
This comes from Gianluca di Marzio. He explains that Sofyan Amrabat had to apologise to everyone at Fiorentina today after he tried to force a move to Barcelona.
The Catalonians had come in with a loan offer. They’d pay around £2.5m as a loan fee and then hold an option to buy Amrabat outright for £32.5m, per Fabrizio Romano.
Understandably, Fiorentina rejected that – it’s difficult to see how it benefitted them at all. But Amrabat didn’t exactly like that they said no.
The Moroccan didn’t show up for training as he tried to pressure the club into accepting an offer. He then took to Instagram to post a not-so-cryptic story that talked about jumping on opportunities when they arrive.
Fiorentina, though, just ignored it and rejected the offers heading their way. Amrabat remains with Fiorentina and had to apologise on Wednesday. He did just that and is immediately available for selection.
Just not at the club he wants to be available for.
Sofyan Amrabat and Liverpool
Liverpool have been linked heavily with Amrabat since around the World Cup. His performances at the tournament were outstanding, dramatically raising his profile and according to Calciomercato, raising his price, too.
The Reds decided Amrabat is now too pricey. That’s despite Jurgen Klopp holding talks with his agents, per the Mirror.
The positive here, then, is that Amrabat will be available in the summer. It’s very possible that his price drops, too, as he’ll be further away from the hype the World Cup brought. That and summer transfers tend to be easier, anyway.
Liverpool like Amrabat and Fiorentina will be under real pressure to sell. If they can find the money, we think it would be a smart deal.