Sofyan Amrabat agent opens up on failed Manchester United move

Mohamed Sinouh, the agent of Sofyan Amrabat, revealed Manchester United made a late offer, but Fiorentina refused to let the midfielder leave.

Sofyan Amrabat was a massive presence for Morocco at the World Cup, helping them reach a historic semifinal berth. His performances in Qatar made many clubs realise how good a midfielder he is for his country and Fiorentina. Those in England tried to make late offers in January, but the Italian side held their stance.

Amrabat’s profile excited many top clubs in England and elsewhere, as he was open to leaving Fiorentina in that window. Chelsea reportedly failed with a move for the World Cup star, who also had Manchester United and Barcelona’s interest.

Barcelona seemed like the club that came closest to signing Amrabat. Xavi Hernandez was extremely keen on the World Cup star, but they could not agree on terms with Fiorentina, which hinged on finances. The Catalans retain an interest in Amrabat and could swing by again next summer.

Amrabat dreams of joining Barcelona but might have far more options in the summer. Some previously interested clubs will likely make another attempt, including Manchester United if Erik ten Hag still wants him.

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Amrabat’s agent, Mohamed Sinouh, has opened up on a failed move to Manchester United in January. His comments appeared on 90 Min, revealing what happened behind the scenes with the Red Devils and the World Cup star.

Sinouh said, “For now, we don’t have any offer for the summer, but now at least Fiorentina is willing to listen. It’s a promise they made when the president rejected all the offers in winter,” Sinouh said to Kora Plus.

“We received many offers during the January transfer window, including one from Manchester United, but an agreement cannot be reached.

“The president of Fiorentina refused to let him out [in January] because he represented a safe value after the role he had played in the World Cup.”

Manchester United remain interested in Amrabat if reports are accurate, and they will look to make midfield signings in the summer. They remain linked with many notable names, but Ten Hag might make another attempt if the Moroccan becomes available.

As for the story of their late bid, Manchester United were desperate for a new midfielder late in the window. The injury to Christian Eriksen forced Ten Hag to enter the market for a replacement, and they might have made that bid for Amrabat.

However, they ended up signing Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich on a dry loan until the end of the season. The deal does not include a buy option, so the Red Devils may even consider signing a different option, including Amrabat.

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