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Fiorentina hand Manchester United perfect Sofyan Amrabat transfer update



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Manchester United are targetting Sofyan Amrabat as a midfield reinforcement option this summer, with Erik ten Hag wanting more cover.

Manchester United‘s first three Premier League fixtures this campaign have all drawn the same conclusion – the midfield is in desperate need of more depth.

With Mason Mount injured and a lack of quality options beyond the starting players in the middle of the park, Erik ten Hag has been looking towards signing Sofyan Amrabat.

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Amrabat impressed many as he played a pivotal role in Morocco making it to the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup back in December, with Ten Hag said to be an admirer of the player.

Despite rumours of United’s interest having surfaced since before the transfer window even started, the move it yet to materialise – and the Old Trafford side may have been handed the perfect update on Amrabat’s future.

According to Corriere Dello Sport via Sport Witness, his current club Fiorentina have dropped their £26 million price tag for the player after no club came in at that price.

There has been a “silent agreement” in place between the player and the club that he will leave this window, and after no club came in for him, Fiorentina have now decided that they would be willing to accept a loan deal with an option to buy for Amrabat.

This suits United perfectly, who have been thrown into the market for a left-back with less than a week left in the window – David Ornstein has revealed that United are looking to sign Amrabat on loan rather than permanently in order to help avoid pre risk FFP sanctions.

Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia, the current first-team left-backs in the squad, are both facing lengthy injuries, and therefore Ten Hag is in need of another player.

With almost the entire summer budget having been spent on Mason Mount, André Onana, and Rasmus Højlund, United cannot afford to buy – and a loan deal for Amrabat would give their budget breathing room.