Tottenham Hotspur could be ready to make a second attempt to sign Morroco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat after his performances at the World Cup, according to a report from La Repubblica (28/11/22 via Viola News and SportWitness).

Amrabat currently plies his trade for Fiorentina in Serie A, where he has made 78 appearances for the Italian club (Transfermarkt). He’s in great form this season, putting in some top performances across his 20 appearances so far this term (Transfermarkt).

Sofyan Amrabat

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The defensive midfielder has been catching the eye on international duty of late, though. The 26-year-old is adding to his 41 caps for Morocco (Transfermarkt) with some pretty impressive displays at the World Cup in Qatar.

Amrabat has put in two great performances already on the biggest stage, and his form has got the rumour mill picking up speed it seems.

It was revealed last week that Spurs were lined up to sign Amrabat in January, but the deal fell through (Fabrizio Romano). The club ultimately went for Rodrigo Bentancur in that transfer window, which worked out pretty well in the end.

Italian outlet Foot Mercato claimed Tottenham were still tracking Amrabat in May, but no movement occurred in the summer window. That could all change after the impression he is making in the World Cup.

Now, according to La Repubblica, Amrabat has been a key “protagonist” at the World Cup and we are currently seeing the “best version” of the player who is back to the “peaks of form.”

With Amrabat “continuing to show off in a prestigious showcase,” the report suggests “many clubs follow him.”

The report cites Antonio Conte’s Tottenham as one of the suitors who may be tempted to make a move for the player, but insists Fiorentina are keen to “extend [his contract] as soon as possible.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Sofyan Amrabat is a very good player, but perhaps not the player we need right now. Looking at the middle of the park, we’ve got Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Bissouma, and Skipp who can all play a similar role to Amrabat. Is he better than any of those four? Possibly, but is he good enough to tempt Conte into selling any of them to make room? I doubt it.

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