Liverpool are reportedly ready to meet ACF Fiorentina’s asking price to secure the signature of midfielder Sofyan Amrabat. Valued at €30m (£25m), Amrabat has attracted interest from Liverpool and Newcastle United. Although the Reds are willing to match the valuation, potential hurdles include Amrabat’s preference for a move to Spain. Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona are also vying for his services. Liverpool must now decide whether to wait for the Moroccan midfielder’s decision or launch a convincing bid to bring him to England.
Following the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Sofyan Amrabat’s reputation soared, capturing the attention of top clubs. While the midfielder would be a valuable addition for many teams, Liverpool faces a crucial decision regarding his signing given his desire for a move to La Liga. Jurgen Klopp recognizes Amrabat’s potential as an ideal midfield signing, especially considering the need for reinforcements in that position.
Liverpool and Newcastle United Leading the Race for Amrabat
Reports from Italy suggest that Liverpool and Newcastle United are the only two clubs willing to pay the £30 million fee for Amrabat. Liverpool is well-known for their intention to sign another midfielder, especially after acquiring Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton. Fabinho’s underwhelming performances in the 2022/23 season have led Liverpool to prioritize a defensive midfielder who can either replace him or provide tougher competition in that role.
The Surge of the Moroccan
In the previous season, Sofyan Amrabat featured in 49 matches for Fiorentina across all competitions.
The Moroccan midfielder played a crucial role in Serie A, helping the team finish 8th. They also reached the final of the European Conference League but narrowly lost to West Ham United in extra time.
Amrabat’s decision or actively pursue him to convince him of the merits of joining the Premier League. Amrabat’s intensity and quality on the ball make him a perfect match for the Liverpool system. If Liverpool secures his signature, it will enhance their midfield depth and bring healthy competition to the team.
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