Manchester United’s bagged themselves a gem! They’ve sealed the deal to bring Sofyan Amrabat on board from Fiorentina.
The midfielder’s going to start things off with a loan deal, but here’s the kicker: they’ve got the option to make it permanent for a whopping £21.4 million. Toss in the £8.5 million loan fee, and you’re looking at a grand total of around £30 million. That’s some serious cash in the game!
Now, the fans? They’ve been on the edge of their seats, tracking Amrabat’s every move, especially on deadline day. I mean, you won’t believe it, but Manchester United even lined up a swanky private jet to whisk him from Florence to Manchester! Talk about rolling out the red carpet.
Erik ten Hag was crossing his fingers for a permanent deal this summer, you know? But under those Financial Fair Play rules, they played spoilsport, and now it’s a loan deal.
Sofyan Amrabat, new Manchester Utd player as revealed earlier — here we go confirmed 🔴🇲🇦 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2023
Loan deal on €10m fee plus buy clause for June 2024 worth €20m plus €5m add-ons if Man United want Sofyan to stay on long term.
On his way to Manchester shortly 🧨✨ pic.twitter.com/oYFRqWKh0V
Our main man, Amrabat, made the switch to Fiorentina back in 2020, and since then, he’s notched up a whopping 107 appearances for the club. That’s some serious dedication, right there. And you won’t believe it; he even helped them reach the final of last season’s Europa League. That’s like the big stage—the grand finale!
This guy caught the eye of the heavyweights, no kidding! Liverpool, Atletico Madrid—you name it. All because of his jaw-dropping performances for Morocco in the World Cup last year.
Now, picture this: Morocco, the underdogs of the tournament, go all the way to the semi-finals. And guess who’s stealing the spotlight? Our man, Sofyan Amrabat, that’s who! They got knocked out by France in the end, but oh boy, did they put on a show!
Remember that “World Cup moment”? Yep, it was Amrabat who delivered it. He pulled off this bone-crushing tackle on Kylian Mbappe, and here’s the kicker—it was clean as a whistle! He denied Mbappe a sure-shot goal, and the world went nuts. Talk about heroics, right?
So, Manchester United fans, get ready to rumble, ’cause this guy’s bringing some serious steel to that midfield. The upcoming season? Here we go!