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Top 1% – Man United target’s best attribute highlighted as CEO opens up on Reds’ interest



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Manchester United are keen on adding to their midfield depth at Old Trafford even after signing Mason Mount.

The former Chelsea midfielder joined the club earlier this month as Erik ten Hag’s first signing of the summer.

They have since announced the addition of goalkeeper Andre Onana and are chasing Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta for the no.9 position.

United are also looking to add another midfielder to their squad, with the likes of Fred and Donny van de Beek likely to leave on permanent transfers.

Sofyan Amrabat has been touted as the main option for The Reds, with Fiorentina reportedly demanding £30 million for the midfielder – however, that number can be negotiated to around £25 million.

As a deep lying midfielder, the Moroccan could be valuable backup for Casemiro, who was crucial for United last term but the side faltered when he was not available.

One of his best assets has been highlighted by StatmanDave on Twitter, who detailed that his long-range passing is the best across the continent.

Across Europe, Amrabat ranked in the top 1% last season in relation to his completed long-range passes per 90 (9.77) in the Serie A.

His passing range would be a benefit to United and for the price range reported, he would be a great option to boost the depth in the engine room.

However, things may not be advanced as some reports state.

One report from Italy said that United made an opening bid for the player earlier this week, which was swiftly rejected by Fiorentina.

However, a statement from the Italian club’s CEO Joe Barone has revealed that no formal offer has come in for the 26-year-old.

“We have not received any proposal for Sofyan,” said Barone, as relayed by Fabrizio Romano. “I told him to stay focused on our club.”

The Italian transfer specialist added that Amrabat is on United’s list for a new midfielder, but they are currently focused on a deal for Hojlund.

Reports from Italy have also stated that the midfielder has asked to leave his current club, with interest not only from United, but also Bayern Munich and Barcelona.