The brother of Morocco star Sofyan Amrabat has told De Telegraaf that Tottenham Hotspur could have signed him earlier this year before a move fell through.

Amrabat, who plays his club football in Serie A with Fiorentina, has impressed many during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Indeed, the dynamic midfielder has been one of many bright sparks for Morocco, who shocked fans by topping Group F and knocking out Belgium in the process.

Sofyan Amrabat

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For Amrabat, the last three appearances for his country have taken him to 42 caps (Transfermarkt), and have done his reputation a world of good. His displays have also led to increased speculation surrounding his future.

According to Corriere dello Sport (29/11/22 via SportWitness), Liverpool are eyeing a move for the 26-year-old in January. They could well face competition from Spurs, though, who are reportedly preparing a second attempt at securing Amrabat’s signature La Repubblica (28/11/22 via Viola News).

This comes after Fabrizio Romano confirmed the North London side were in ‘advanced talks’ to complete the signing of Amrabat in January of this year. That move didn’t materialise at the time, with the player apparently preferring to stay in Florence (TMW).

Now, Sofyan’s brother Nordin has confirmed this to be true, claiming Spurs were on the verge of bringing his sibling to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

He said: “I am really incredibly proud of Sofyan. If you play so well on such a stage, then you have a lot to offer. I think that the top clubs in Europe that have been sleeping have now been shocked.”

On the failed move earlier this year, he added: “In January, Sofyan was already around Tottenham Hotspur, but there was no agreement on the transfer fee with Fiorentina. I think the interested (clubs) will now be queuing up.”

Spurs Web Opinion

With each game for Morocco, Sofyan Amrabat is proving what a talent he is, and making a real case for himself to be snapped up by a big club soon. If that is Spurs, then that would be brilliant, though I’m not sure where he would fit into our team – but that’s a nice problem to have.

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