Pundit claims midfielder would be a good ‘squad player’ signing for Spurs

According to former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara in a recent appearance on talkSPORT (14 December, 10.20 am), the club should sign Morocco’s World Cup star Sofyan Amrabat.

Amrabat currently plays for Serie A side Fiorentina, and has had an impressive start to the season over in Italy. The combative midfielder had already caught the eye across 20 appearances in the first half of the campaign (Transfermarkt).

Sofyan Amrabat
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It’s his form at the 2022 World Cup that has really got people talking, though. Amrabat played a starring role as Morocco shocked everyone in reaching the semi-final of the tournament.

Amrabat has played every minute for his country in Qatar, taking his tally to 45 caps for the African nation (Transfermarkt). His performances have seen a flood of interest for the 26-year-old, who was close to joining Spurs in January (Corriere Fiorentino via Sport Witness).

It appears Spurs still hold an interest in signing Amrabat (Relevo journalist Matteo Moretto), but face stiff competition from the likes of Liverpool and Inter Milan (Foot Mercato).

According to O’Hara, Amrabat would be a ‘perfect’ signing for Spurs despite similarities to other players in Antonio Conte’s squad.

He said: “He’s been fantastic. He’s perfect for Tottenham. We never have the ball! His overall performances for me throughout the whole tournament, he’s been brilliant. He would be a good player to have as a squad player.

“We’ve got similar players like Hojbjerg. I am a massive fan of Hojbjerg.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I’m not sure Sofyan Amrabat would want to move anywhere where he will just be a squad player and after the World Cup he’s had, he will have his pick of the clubs. He really has been brilliant at the tournament and would be a good signing for Spurs, but I’m just not sure how much game time he would command in an already strong central midfield.

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