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Sofyan Amrabat rejected EIGHT clubs to join Manchester United with ideal future explained



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Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat wants to stay at Old Trafford beyond his loan, which is set to expire at the end of June.

Amrabat, 27, was brought in as cover for Kobbie Mainoo, who picked up an injury in pre-season. This injury had a major impact on Erik ten Hag’s plans for the start of the 23/24 campaign.

An almost forgettable stint as a Red, leading Jeff Stelling to label him as the “disappointment of the season”, the midfielder saved his best performances for the last games, with the highlight being a monstrous outing against Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

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Football has a short memory, leading to many being open to the idea of United making the move permanent and activating the £21.4 million buy clause in the loan, something that the player hopes will happen.

The midfield is an area that Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS want to improve in their first transfer window in charge of sporting operations this summer, and with their opening bid for João Neves reportedly rejected by Benfica, Amrabat could be good for squad depth due to his passion for the club.

Andy Mitten reports that after sharing his desire to leave the Italian side, the Moroccan international was isolated from first-team training and subsequently received offers from eight clubs around the world, including England, Italy, Spain, and Saudi Arabia.

However, all proposals were rejected as Amrabat only wanted to go to Manchester United. After having a taste of his dream move, the 27-year-old does not want to leave the FA Cup winners.

Mitten goes on to explain that United’s No.4 likes living in the city and believes that he is surrounded by a good group of players without the edge that he has experienced at other clubs in his career.

Many reports have stated that United have not chosen to activate the buy clause in the loan. However, Amrabat has certainly shown his worth in his last appearances, and £21.4 million is nothing in today’s market.

With the club’s injury crisis in the season just gone, the Moroccan could be a cheap backup that they could regret saying bye to.