According to a report from Foot Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are both still keen on signing Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat, months after his exploits at the World Cup for Morocco.
Amrabat played a starring role for the African nation as they blazed a trail all the way to the semi-finals of the tournament in Qatar at the end of last year.
Morocco were eventually beaten by France, but made history as they completed the most successful World Cup campaign by an African team.
The dynamic midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham in the January transfer window (Gazzetta dello Sport). Despite the rumours, Amrabat stayed with Fiorentina for the remainder of the season.
Earlier this month, Italian outlet CalcioMercato claimed Spurs and Barcelona would do battle for the 26-year-old this summer.
Amrabat’s current contract is set to expire in 2024, and while there is an option for a further year there, it remains to be seen whether the Serie A side can keep hold of one of their star players.
That task will become particularly difficult if big clubs come sniffing in the summer. By the sounds of the latest report out of France, the Premier League beckons for Amrabat.
The report lists Spurs and Liverpool alongside the likes of Barcelona, PSG, and Atletico Madrid as potential suitors for Amrabat.
However, it is thought the player himself is keen on a move to La Liga, with Barcelona expected to be his preferred option.
It’s not over just yet though, and both Spurs and Liverpool “have not said their last word yet.”
It is believed the English sides hold a financial advantage over their Spanish counterparts and could make something happen.
Spurs Web Opinion
Amrabat is a great player and would be a solid addition to our squad.
However, we have to be careful not to get into a bidding war, as it sounds like a lot of clubs are circling.
If the player wants to play in Spain, I can’t see us making the transfer work.
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