Former Fiorentina defender Roberto Galbiati has claimed that Sofyan Amrabat would fit in well at Tottenham using Antonio Conte’s system.

Amrabat was one of the best players at the World Cup as he helped Morocco reach the semi-finals, and the midfielder has understandably been mooted as a target for several clubs around Europe on the back of his displays in Qatar.

Sofyan Amrabat

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Over the last couple of weeks, the likes of Spurs, Liverpool, Inter Milan (Foot Mercato), Atletico Madrid, Barcelona (La Repubblica via Sport Witness), Chelsea, Newcastle United and West Ham United (Daily Mail) have all been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old.

The Mail reported over the weekend that Spurs are ‘unlikely’ to win the race for the Fiorentina star, and this was backed up by Foot Mercato, who claimed that despite Tottenham’s keenness to sign the midfielder, Liverpool were the favourites to land the player.

However, Galbiati has now urged Amrabat to join a club like Spurs or Atletico Madrid, whose systems he would fit into naturally.

The pundit told Lady Radio (20/12/22 as relayed by about the Moroccan: “If a lot of money were to arrive, you can think about it.

“€40-45m isn’t peanuts. Of course, there are many games to play, very important if not decisive in January… so, for me, a date should be found after which nothing more gets done, sitting at the table with the player.

“His style of playing and his characteristics must also be considered. In the Morocco national team, there is a system that doesn’t exist at Fiorentina. They are different.

“This aspect should not be underestimated. That is the ideal context for someone like Amrabat, just as Tottenham or Atlético Madrid could be.”

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There is no doubt that Amrabat would be a perfect fit for the two-man midfield of Conte’s 3-4-3 system, which is probably why Spurs were keen on signing him 12 months ago.

However, with Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Bissouma and Skipp now at his disposal, I doubt Conte would want to use a substantial part of Tottenham’s January budget on another number six.

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