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Juventus have obsession to sign Sofyan Amrabat after Man Utd loan deal

Juventus remain interested in signing Sofyan Amrabat following his season-long loan deal at Manchester United, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (page 16).

The Morocco international joined the Red Devils from Fiorentina on transfer deadline day last summer. The club paid a huge loan fee of €10 million with an option to buy for €20m.

The decision has not proved worthwhile as Amrabat has failed to live up to the expectations. He has managed only 14 appearances and 634 minutes in the Premier League.

It is now reported that Amrabat is feeling nostalgic for Italy. United are unlikely to exercise the buy option and he looks set to return to Fiorentina before choosing his next club.

With just one year left on his contract, the Florence outfit are prepared to sell. Gazzetta indicate that Juventus remain interested in Amrabat and could make a fresh move.

Juventus’ sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli reportedly has an old obsession with Amrabat and could lead the club’s pursuit for his signature at the end of the campaign.

Amrabat expected to leave Man Utd after failed loan spell

Amrabat joined United with plenty of hype. The 27-year-old was exceptional for Morocco at the 2022 World Cup where they beat the odds to reach the semi-final against France.

The midfielder was also influential for La Viola in their run to the Coppa Italia and Conference League finals. He has failed to replicate the same level of performances for United.

Amrabat has struggled to cope with the higher intensity of the Premier League. He has also been guilty of losing possession against opponents who have played with a high press.

The former Club Brugge man has been a regular on the bench. His situation could remain unchanged until the summer with the presence of Casemiro and Kobbie Mainoo for the number six role.

Hopefully, Amrabat will get the chance to revive his career elsewhere. He has made a name for himself in Serie A where the games generally tend to be more tactical and less intense.

Amrabat could be an ideal fit for Juventus’ midfield with his vast experience in the league.

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