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Sofyan Amrabat’s chances of staying at Man Utd have ‘already vanished’

Manchester United are expected to part ways with midfielder Sofyan Amrabat following his season-long loan deal from Fiorentina.

The Morocco international joined the Red Devils on transfer deadline day last summer. The hierarchy paid a huge loan fee of €10 million to strike an agreement with La Viola.

As part of the deal, United have the option to sign him permanently for €20m plus €5m in add-ons.

Amrabat has barely impressed in the Red Devils shirt to date and Calciomercato now claim that his chances of continuing at the club next season have ‘already vanished‘.

Hence, he is widely expected to return to Fiorentina, who could sell him to another Italian club.

Juventus are known to be interested in the Moroccan ace, but they would prefer an initial loan.

Amrabat’s current deal expires in the summer of 2025. Fiorentina may have to negotiate a short-term extension with him if they decide to loan him out to the Bianconeri.

Amrabat’s loan spell at United has turned into failure

The 27-year-old joined United with huge expectations after starring for Morocco at the 2022 World Cup.

He was tremendous with his work rate and ball recoveries. There was anticipation that he would provide stiff competition to Casemiro for the number six position at United.

However, nothing of that sort has happened. The emergence of Kobbie Mainoo has meant that Amrabat has been a regular on the bench for most of the league campaign.

Casemiro is currently on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, but it is unlikely that Amrabat will get starts. Mainoo is presently an undisputed starter under manager Erik ten Hag.

The Dutchman has also regularly preferred Scott McTominay in recent months. Mason Mount should also see plenty of minutes in the season run-in after recovering from a calf problem.

Hence, there is no future for Amrabat at the club.

Morocco head coach Walid Regragui described Amrabat as a ‘world-class‘ player during the World Cup finals in Qatar, but he has looked a shadow of himself at United.

Amrabat has struggled to adapt to the intensity of the Premier League. A return to Serie A looks the ideal choice, considering the league is more tactical and less intense.

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