Sofyan Amrabat, a midfielder for Fiorentina and Morocco, is reportedly a target for Liverpool. Fiorentina News says that the Serie A team is not concerned about losing their star player.
Amrabat has had a journeyman football career thus far, having previously played for Utrecht, Feyenoord, Brugge, and Verona. He became a sought-after player in Serie A after making an impression while playing on loan from Club Brugge at Hellas Verona. He turned down offers from clubs like Inter, Napoli, and AC Milan in order to sign with Fiorentina in the summer of 2020.
With 33 appearances across all competitions in 2020–21, the Moroccan international adapted to the new circumstances like a glove and was one of their top players in a trying season. However, he lost favor once Vincenzo Italiano was named manager and played less than 1000 minutes in Serie A last season.
Amrabat, though, became a regular this season after making 20 appearances in all competitions before leaving for the World Cup. He played for the Netherlands at the under-15 level, but in 2013 he changed his allegiance to Morocco, and in 2017 he earned his senior debut. Amrabat currently stars for them on the highest stage and has received 42 international caps.
The 26-year-old holding midfielder has captured the public’s attention with his outstanding exploits for Morocco in the World Cup, assisting the Atlas Lions in advancing to the round of 16 where they will play Spain. His all-action, aggressive tackling, and combative performances have undoubtedly caught the attention of Premier League clubs.
According to a recent source, Amrabat would accept Liverpool’s “mind-boggling” personal terms offer if his parent club, Fiorentina, and the club could agree on a transfer fee. This is because Liverpool is still looking for a new midfielder.
Amrabat’s present salary is only €1.8 million a season, so the chance to earn significantly more money at the Artemio Franchi Stadium could tempt him to join the Premier League.
In response to these latest rumors regarding Amrabat’s future, Fiorentina’s sporting director Daniele Prade asserted that the Serie A club has no plans to let go of their pivotal midfielder anytime soon, dealing Liverpool a significant setback in its pursuit of the World Cup breakout star.
It is well known that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is considering his options after a disappointing start to the current campaign. The midfield is one of the areas of his team where the German coach wants to see improvement.
Amrabat would have been ideal for Klopp’s intense playing style. Excellent and tenacious holding midfielder who has a voracity for the ball and a tendency to pass the ball while in possession. He likes to carry the ball forward, has a good passing range, and would be the perfect opponent for Liverpool’s holding midfielder position given Fabinho’s underwhelming performance this year.
Liverpool will likely need to reposition their radars, though. Fiorentina won’t be persuaded to change their mind, especially since they have the option of extending the Moroccan contract until 2025.