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Sofyan Amrabat signs for Man Utd on loan with buy option

Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat has officially signed his contract with Manchester United, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.

The Morocco international has been on the club’s radar for the past few months, and he has now made the move on loan for €10 million.

As part of the deal, United will have the option to buy him next summer for €20m. The deal could rise to €25m with performance add-ons.

United would have preferred to sign him on a permanent deal instead, but their Financial Fair Play situation did not allow them.

Amrabat has now signed the necessary paperwork. He will receive only €37,000-a-week during his year-long loan spell with the club.

The midfielder could be handed with a significant pay rise if he joins permanently next summer.

United finally get their hands on Amrabat

The Amrabat transfer saga started at the beginning of July. He was linked with a move to Old Trafford almost every day in the Italian media.

After months of speculation, United have eventually secured his signature from La Viola. They managed to persuade him with a high loan fee.

Amrabat has now reunited with manager Erik ten Hag, who handed him his senior debut at Utrecht.

Ten Hag clearly believes that the Moroccan has significantly improved over the years, and the midfielder could have a huge role to play this term.

The 27-year-old largely operated as a defensive midfielder at Fiorentina. He is not a tough tackler, but has strong distribution and ball control skills.

He is also good in making tactical fouls in games, but needs to improve his discipline, having picked up 16 yellow cards from 49 games last season.

Amrabat will need to play with more caution in the Premier League, but should prove a good signing.

The former Club Brugge man could provide the much-needed defensive cover for Casemiro. The Brazilian has been isolated at times this campaign.

Amrabat will be United’s seventh and final signing of the transfer window.

Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund were signed in pre-season. Today, United have confirmed the arrivals of Altay Bayindir, Sergio Reguilon and Jonny Evans.

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