Fiorentina’s CEO Giuseppe Barone has given Manchester United the green light to complete a deal for Sofyan Amrabat ahead of next week’s transfer deadline, as per Mirror Football.
The English club has shown interest in Amrabat throughout the summer window, as manager Erik ten Hag aims to bolster his team further. Although Ten Hag has already made significant acquisitions this summer, including Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and Rasmus Hojlund, he remains interested in Amrabat.
Time is ticking for both parties to finalize a deal with only a week remaining in the transfer window. Barone has reiterated that Fiorentina is open to letting Amrabat go and will entertain serious offers for the 27-year-old. The asking price is rumored to be around £21 million.
Barone recently spoke to Sky Sports, stating, “Sofyan’s not working with the squad — but we have still not received any bid for Amrabat this summer. If there are players who are unhappy here, we can start considering bids for them of course.”
It was revealed earlier this week that Amrabat was not included in Fiorentina’s squad for the upcoming Europa Conference League play-off against Rapid Vienna.
Moreover, he’s said to be training separately from the rest of the team, fueling speculations about his imminent transfer.
Even though Fiorentina confirms they haven’t received a formal offer yet, United’s engagement with the player dates back to the start of the transfer season.
Italian media had reported as early as July that Amrabat was getting ready for a move to Manchester United.