Barcelona might not be open to shelling out €40 million to sign Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, a target for Tottenham.
According to Spanish journalist Toni Juanmarti, Sofyan Amrabat remains a top target for Barcelona. But the Catalan giants are hesitant to fork out €40 million to sign the Fiorentina midfielder. Meanwhile, the Moroccan international is also a target for Premier League club Tottenham.
Sofyan Amrabat has become one of the hottest properties in the market following a stunning campaign at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 26-year-old had largely gone under the radar for much of his professional career. But his stock has skyrocketed after guiding the Atlas Lions to a fourth-placed finish in Qatar.
The Moroccan international has turned out 78 times thus far for Fiorentina, chipping in with one goal. And Amrabat now features on the radars of some of Europe’s most high-profile clubs. Barcelona and Tottenham are two of his prospective suitors heading into the January transfer window.
Barcelona will look to lay down the succession plan for Sergio Busquets next year, with the veteran approaching the end of his career. The 34-year-old has already brought an end to his time in international football. And the Barcelona captain might depart from Spotify Camp Nou in the summer, as he is considering his future.
Several midfielders have thus emerged on Barcelona’s radar, including Amrabat. But the Blaugrana will struggle to shell out the €40 million that Fiorentina will demand to sell the 26-year-old. That will likely give Tottenham Hotspur an advantage over Barcelona in the race to sign the player.
The north Londoners have been interested in Amrabat for much of 2022. Tottenham had also tried to sign the Moroccan international in the last two transfer windows. And the continued interest is hardly surprising, considering Spurs’ inconsistencies in the middle of the park. Meanwhile, Tottenham might not have any qualms about paying €40 million to sign Amrabat.
It will be interesting to see if Barcelona will look to negotiate the transfer fee or move on to other midfield targets. For now, the Catalan giants remain hesitant to shell out €40 million for Sofyan Amrabat, who might not leave Fiorentina in January.