Manchester United could miss out on one of their prime midfield targets this summer.
According to L’Equipe, Saudi club Al-Ahli are actively pursuing a deal for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
They would like to finalise the transfer soon.
Fiorentina are said to have resigned to the possibility of him leaving.
Erik ten Hag is a fan of the player and is keen on bringing him to Old Trafford.
Amrabat would be a welcome addition to United’s weak midfield.
It would lessen the burden on Casemiro, who has often played a ‘one-man show.’
Amrabat is known for his versatility on the field.
He is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder, central midfielder, or even as a right-back.
Ten Hag often value players who can effectively cover multiple positions, as it provides tactical flexibility during matches and allows for better squad rotation.
Amrabat has shown competence in distributing the ball effectively, both short and long-range, which can contribute to building attacks from deep positions.
Due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, United would need to sell effectively to buy more.
The Rasmus Hojlund transfer (€85million) has really stretched United’s transfer budget.
It is to be seen how United operate now that their priority targets are acquired.