The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are ‘unlikely’ to sign Moroccan World Cup hero Sofyan Amrabat in January. 

Although the 2022 World Cup will be remembered for Lionel Messi finally fulfilling his legacy by becoming a world champion and for the drama of the final, there is no question that Morocco were the surprise package of the tournament. 

Sofyan Amrabat

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Amrabat’s exemplary performances in midfield were undoubtedly one of the biggest reasons why the north African side managed to pull off so many upsets and made it all the way to the final four.

Unsurprisingly, the 26-year-old has become one of the sought-after players in Europe on the back of his displays in Qatar.

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 Fiorentina star.

However, reports from Italy over recent days have suggested that it will not be easy to lure Amrabat away from the Artemio Franchi Stadium as the Viola are expected to take up the option to extend his contract until 2025 (La Nazione via Viola News).

While reporting on Tottenham’s transfer strategy in January, The Mail have now asserted that Antonio Conte’s men are not likely to win the race for the Moroccan’s signature.

The report adds that Spurs consider it to be a ‘difficult market’ and that the club’s business could be impacted by their growing injury list.

Spurs Web Opinion

I believe that the main reason Amrabat is being linked with a move to Spurs is because of the fact that we showed interest in him back in January of this year before signing Bentancur. 

I do not think Conte and Paratici are likely to reignite their interest in Moroccan, given the options we now have in the middle of the park.

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