In exciting news for Liverpool fans, the club is making significant progress towards acquiring Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina.
The versatile midfielder was initially linked with a potential transfer to Manchester United, but his trajectory now indicates that Liverpool is poised to secure him.
This development deals a blow to the Red Devils as the transfer window is closing in less than two weeks.
Amrabat faced challenges during his time with Fiorentina in the 2021/2022 season.
However, he made a strong comeback in the following campaign, gaining more playing time, particularly in the central areas of the pitch.
As a defensive midfielder, he featured in 34 matches for the Italian team, providing a single assist.
Despite this, he proved to be a crucial member of Vincenzo Italiano’s squad.
Amrabat’s performances were marked by reliability and consistency in the holding midfield role.
He averaged 1.3 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, and 0.6 clearances per game in Serie A.
Additionally, he demonstrated excellent ball distribution skills with an impressive pass completion rate of 89.8% in the Italian top flight.
Amrabat’s potential acquisition by Liverpool leaves Manchester United short of options in midfield.
While the Red Devils already have several central midfielders, they all possess similar playing styles.
Amrabat would have brought something different to the table, offering more flexibility in their midfield.
With less than two weeks left in the transfer window, it will be challenging for Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag to find a suitable replacement for Amrabat.
They may need to consider lesser-known players or be prepared to pay a higher price for a more established midfielder.
This article was updated 1 month ago