Sofyan Amrabat, a Moroccan midfielder, appears to have made a hint about his future amid speculation linking him to Liverpool.
When a Liverpool supporter enquired as to whether the Moroccan Sofyan Amrabat will be joining Jurgen Klopp’s squad, Sofyan Amrabat seemed to hint at his potential future objectives. Amrabat answered “definitely” when asked if he would join Liverpool.
The defensive midfielder has been one of Morocco’s bright spots at the World Cup, surprising many by making it all the way to the quarterfinals. There have been rumors that he would move to Anfield in January as a result.
Despite the fact that several clubs are vying for Amrabat’s services, it has been stated in Italy that Fiorentina will not permit him to go during the January transfer window.
On their Twitter account, Born ‘N’ Red posted a picture of the Moroccan celebrity. Look at who we met here, it said, in writing. When asked, “Are you going to sign with Liverpool?,” you are curious to hear his reaction.
In a subsequent tweet, the account revealed the following: “Here it is. Liverpool is a great club, he said in response. He then grinned. You can use the information however you like!
Fiorentina.it reports that despite the interest that has reportedly been shown, the Serie A club is unlikely to permit Amrabat to go during the winter transfer window. Offers could yet pour in, though, which would put the club’s resolve to the test.
Ignoring Bellingham, Liverpool can rely on Konaté to make the ‘perfect transfer decision’
Liverpool is in the position of needing to keep track of Jude Bellingham’s transfer cost as it increases during the course of the World Cup. However, they do have the capacity to guard against being stung once more by a cunning Ibrahima Konaté repetition.
Apparently, the “Jude Bellingham effect” at the World Cup had an impact on Sofyan Amrabat, who is supposed to be interested in coming to Liverpool.
His achievements in Qatar, including his crucial contribution to Morocco’s historic march to the semifinals, will undoubtedly have increased demand for his services.
Amrabat leads the competition in ball recoveries (41) and sits in the top five for both tackles (13) and tackles plus interceptions (19).
When you consider that he has been playing with an ιnjury, his efforts in Morocco’s historic knockout stage victory against Spain and Portugal have been nothing short of heroic. According to writer Zach Lowy, he had to get injections the night before the Spain game and stayed up until 3 a.m. with the physio.
The Fiorentina player’s worth will rise even more as it looks like he will be named to the Tournament’s Team.
However, on the plus side for supporters Liverpool (through Florian Plettenberg), his pay at the Serie A team is only modest. Since Amrabat ‘only’ makes £32,000 per week at the Artemio Franchi Stadium (all data from FBRef/Capology), any deal should be less expensive overall. It helps to justify a hefty transfer fee.
As a result, bringing Amrabat to Anfield would continue a wise strategy and highlight the benefits of developing superstars as opposed to outright purchasing them. Bellingham, even at the juvenile age of 19, would be a remarkable exception to this trend.
One prime example is the 2021 arrival of Ibrahima Konaté. He was earning just £16,000 per week at RB Leipzig, and after activating his £36m release clause, Liverpool handed him a £70,000 per week contract.
The £70,000 figure only ranks 168th overall in the Premier League, equal with West Ham players like Jannik Vestergaard, Jacob Ramsey, and Manuel Lanzini, despite the 337.5% salary hike (Leicester City).
We can state with considerable certainty that Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz will have received large pay raises from Liverpool, one of the richest clubs in the world (according to Deloitte), despite the lack of independent verification of their salary from Benfica and FC Porto, respectively.
Nunez, the fifth-most expensive player in league history who might have cost Liverpool up to £85 million, is currently making less than half as much as the top 50 earners in the Premier League (behind Jack Grealish, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, and Antony). He makes £140,000 less per year than Boubacar Kamara at Aston Villa (£150,000), Jamie Vardy, and Jordan Henderson.
Diaz hasn’t broken the top 200 in the league, but his £55,000 salary puts him on par with Manchester City’s backup goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, Crystal Palace’s James McArthur, and Newcastle United’s Emil Krafth. One of the top left wingers in European football is embarrassingly low on the list.
The observed trend is not always accurate. For instance, when playing for Bayern Munich, Thiago saw his weekly salary rise from £200,000 at Liverpool to £193,000. Bellingham, as was already known, would also be unusual. However, the Reds don’t frequently sign players who fit this description.
For the most part, Liverpool offer new signings mid-tier wages, while still handing them an appealing salary hike as they make the move to an elite Premier League club.
If they then play as well as anticipated, they will be rewarded with a new deal that reflects their talent. Indeed, Konaté and Díaz can expect to rocket up the league leaderboard with an extension in the next couple of years. It’s a very well thought-out process.
Moreover, if the wage commitment is smaller, then the club can afford to spend more on the transfer fee. Supporters may have been sᴜrprised to see Liverpool shell out so much on Núñez, but his reasonable salary expectations made it possible, along with the departure of Sadio Mané.
Even if the base figure doesn’t account for the entirety of a player’s earnings — contracts will typically include a variety of bonuses — Liverpool are still tactfully preventing their wage bill from getting out of control.
This will be a key aspect of the club’s transfer policy as long as FSG and their self-sustaining business model are in place. Although Bellingham’s World Cup may have a significant financial impact on Liverpool, key players at Anfield are unlikely to be very concerned by an increase in Amrabat’s salary.