As per Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United have reached an agreement with Fiorentina to sign midfielder Sofyan Amrabat in a loan-to-buy deal; whilst the player is now on his way to Manchester to complete a medical.
The deal is said to be worth an initial €10m loan deal, with a buy clause for June 2024 worth €20m plus another €5m in add-ons if United want Amrabat to stay long term.
The Moroccan international has made 107 appearances for Fiorentina since signing from Hellas Verona for €19.5m in January 2020 and will make the move to The Red Devils as he comes off the back of an impressive season for both club and country. The defensive midfielder demonstrated his multi-faceted skillset throughout the year, showing his industrious ball-winning ability, stamina, and work-rate as he played a pivotal role in his nation’s remarkable run to the World Cup semi Final.
Furthermore, the 27-year-old displayed slightly different traits in a Vincenzo Italiano side which had the second highest share of possession in the Serie A- as he stood out with his excellent passing-range and ball progression in helping Fiorentina finish eight in the league table and reached the Europa Conference League final- which they narrowly lost to David Moyes’ West Ham.
This deal will be the third United aim to complete this deadline day, with back goalkeeper Altay Bayindir having arrived from Fenerbahçe and Sergio Reguilón expected to move on loan from Tottenham– both of whom will join other new signings Mason Mount, Rasmus Højlund, and André Onana at Old Trafford this season.
After a difficult start to the season, Erik ten Hag’s side will hope Amrabat will be available for selection this Sunday 02 September, when they face a tough battle against last season’s runners-up Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium.
Travis Levison | Get Football