Manchester United are now confident about signing Sofyan Amrabat quickly after the ACF Fiorentina midfielder rejected a transfer to their Premier League rivals, Liverpool.
That is according to TEAMtalk, which reports that Manchester United believe they can agree on terms with Fiorentina soon. Red Devils coach Erik ten Hag has demanded the Old Trafford natives make real progress in strengthening his team and is determined to see Amrabat join.
Ten Hag is urging Manchester United to build on their transfers for Mason Mount and Andre Onana. He is loath to see the club have to do business near the end of August if they cannot secure deals for Amrabat and Atalanta BC striker Rasmus Hojlund over the next few weeks.
Manchester United target Amrabat has just rejected Liverpool
But Manchester United cannot finalise any deal with Fiorentina before selling some of their unwanted players like Fred and Donny van de Beek. Nonetheless, the Old Trafford outfit are now confident that they can clear their deadwood and agree on terms to see Amrabat join.
What may support Manchester United’s new confidence is that Amrabat has just rejected a transfer to Liverpool from Fiorentina. Corriere della Sera reported earlier this week that he has now waved away the Reds’ interest after the Anfield outfit launched a formal approach.
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Aston Villa are also interested in signing the Morocco midfielder
Amrabat has opted against negotiating a move to Merseyside as he is eager to join Ten Hag at Old Trafford. But Fiorentina have so far held on to the 49-cap Morocco midfielder – who Luis Enrique calls ‘extraordinary’. I Viola have valued their ace at no less than €30m (£25m).
Further interest from Aston Villa in Amrabat’s transfer, per Viola News, will help Fiorentina hold out for their price tag. While his contract running to only June 2024 includes an option for a further 12 months. So, Liverpool could still put the Red Devils’ confidence to the test.