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Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Pradé has made a statement on Softan Amrabat after Manchester United’s interesting social media activity.

Sofyan Amrabat‘s future at Manchester United is currently anyone’s guess, with the midfielder’s loan deal from Fiorentina set to expire at the end of this month.

Many thought that, after poor performances and absences through injury under Erik ten Hag this season, Amrabat would return to his parent Serie A club in the summer. However, admirable performances in the Premier League and FA Cup final have forced fans to reconsider.

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United paid a loan fee of around £8.5 million to bring Amrabat to the club and inserted a clause in the deal giving them the option to sign him permanently for just shy of £20 million.

United have yet to make any decision or announcement regarding this clause, and Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Pradé has admitted that although he wants to keep Amrabat, the player may have another option in mind.

“I would keep him in Florence, but it doesn’t seem like what he has in mind,” he said. “I think he wants to stay in the Premier League but we haven’t heard from anyone yet since.”

This comes a day after Manchester United posted what could be conveyed as a rather cryptic hint on the social media platform Instagram, where they included Amrabat in a list of images of United players training with their respective countries.

Manchester United’s Instagram activity

Although Amrabat is still technically a United player until the final day of June, this is not normal for United. Following the end of loans for those such as Wout Weghorst or Marcel Sabitzer last season, they both joined their international sides but United never mentioned it.

Whether or not United decide to activate Amrabat’s purchase clause remains to be seen, but with the club likely needing a replacement for Casemiro and considering Amrabat’s recent displays, it may be one to watch.

“When they need me, where they need me, even it was one minute or 10 minutes. I always give my best, in training, I try to help the team,” Amrabat said last month following a victory over Newcastle United.

“I think there’s only one thing that you can do: work hard and wait till the chance comes. [It’s] maybe a bit late, end of the season, but I’m happy that the chance came and that we won today.”

“It’s also nice to show yourself, but it’s still not Sofyan Amrabat on the top, how I can play. It’s my second game now in four, five months that I played 90 minutes, so I’m not 100 per cent as normal.

“But I’m very happy that I showed that I played good, and the team played good, and we wanted to win this game”.