Liverpool haven't given up on signing £40m World Cup star
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Liverpool haven't given up on signing £40m World Cup star

Liverpool are still in the mix to sign Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat this summer.

The Reds have been rumoured to be in for the 26-year-old since before the World Cup, where he excelled with Morocco. After impressing on the world stage, a January move looked likely to happen for Amrabat. But despite plenty of interest, he eventually stayed in Florence.

As per Foot Mercato though, that looks set to change this summer. They claim that Amrabat will more than likely have a new club come the start of next season. If the player himself gets his way, that will reportedly be Barcelona. Amrabat is said to be keen on a move to the Camp Nou above all.

However, the Spanish giants aren’t his only suitor. PSG are said to be in the mix, although the Moroccan has reportedly more or less ruled out a move to France. Instead, it’s claimed to be more likely that Amrabat is in the Premier League next season.

To that end both Liverpool and Tottenham are reportedly ready to reignite their interest from January. The Reds would appear to be slightly further along than Spurs in that respect, having supposedly met with Amrabat’s agents in the winter.

Amrabat misses the Liverpool boat

Had Amrabat ended up at Liverpool in January, it would have surely been welcomed by the fan base. The Fiorentina man was sensational during the World Cup.

Showing himself to be a fantastic destroyer at the base of midfield, he looked to have the steel that Liverpool have been missing.

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But having missed out on him at the turn of the year, it now feels unlikely that his signing would have the same impact.

Coming in as an emergency in January is one thing. Being part of a much bigger rebuild as a major summer signing is an entirely different one.

It’s probably fair to say that the signing of Amrabat this off-season would be an underwhelming one.

That isn’t to say that he isn’t a top player. He really has shown himself to potentially be in that category. But with reported a price-tag of around £40m, he’s no longer a player we think Liverpool should be targeting.

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