Manchester United must make a solid offer for Sofyan Amrabat by Friday or Fiorentina could decide to keep him, according to Corriere dello Sport (page 21).
The Red Devils have been linked with the Morocco international for a number of weeks, and it has been reported that he has already agreed personal terms.
However, the club have yet to make any formal contact with the Serie A outfit. La Viola are now frustrated with the situation and don’t want a repeat of January.
Back then, Barcelona attempted to sign Amrabat in the dying stages of the transfer window, but Fiorentina made it clear that he was not for sale.
As per Corriere dello Sport, the Florence club have set a deadline of 72 hours until Friday and beyond that, Amrabat won’t be allowed to leave the club.
If United are seriously interested in the 27-year-old, a solid offer must be presented before the end of Friday or else he will stay at Fiorentina this season.
The Italian side want sufficient time on their hands to pursue a replacement.
Man Utd have to make Amrabat decision soon
United have had a below-par start to the Premier League campaign. Against both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur, they were dominated in the midfield department.
The club are yearning for another elite holding midfielder. Amrabat would be a fantastic signing for the Red Devils, considering he is strong with the ball at his feet and has good concentration.
The Utrecht graduate also has a brilliant work rate and can break-up play with tactical fouls. He could be a quality competitor for Casemiro and could also play alongside the Brazil international.
Fiorentina currently want €30 million for the former Club Brugge man. In our view, it is a no-brainer for United to sign him, but they are aiming to recoup more funds from player sales first.
The club are probably awaiting the departure of Donny van de Beek, but this could be a risky game, considering La Viola are not prepared to negotiate for Amrabat beyond Friday night.
If United are serious about signing him, they must make an official bid in the coming days. If the club are planning a late move towards the deadline, they could risk missing out on the midfielder.
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