Fiorentina’s Sofiane Amrabat, 26, is attracting interest from Juventus.

“Juventus are looking to sign Amrabat, who is being targeted by Manchester United, for £30 million,” the Daily Mail reported on 11 November.

“Amrabat is a midfield target for United boss Louis van Gaal. The midfielder, who played for Morocco at the last World Cup, is on van Gaal’s shopping list.”

“United appeared to be leading the race for Amrabat, but Juventus are in talks to sign him,” it added.

“Juventus’ Denis Zaccheria is set to move to Monaco,” the outlet reports. Juventus are looking at Amrabat to fill the void left by Zaccheria.”

Morocco were the surprise package of the last World Cup in Qatar. They upset the odds and kept African pride alive, most notably in the round of 16 when they drew 0-0 with the ‘invincibles’ Spain and won 3-0 on penalties to reach their first ever quarter-final. They then beat Portugal to reach the quarter-finals before falling to France in the final, no mean feat.

At the centre of it all is Amrabat. He was a key part of Morocco’s midfield and started every game of the tournament, from the group stage to the third-place match against Croatia.

Amrabat’s presence was crucial to Morocco’s surge. His incisive passing ability and physicality make him a valuable contributor to the offence. A midfielder who can play in the third position, he has a huge work rate.

Playing for Fiorentina since the 2020-21 season, the Amrabat signing made a total of 49 appearances in 2022-23. He was a key performer, starting 24 of the 29 Serie A matches.

His contract ends in June 2024. The time has come for him to consider whether he wants to stay or go, and a move seems likely at the moment.바카라사이트

United have spent big this summer, bringing in Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and Rasmus Højlund. In order to bring in new players, they need to clear out the existing squad. This is why Amrabat’s signing was slow. This is when Juventus swooped in, with the Daily Mail predicting that “Manchester United and Juventus will battle it out for Amrabat’s signature”.

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