Man United Pursues Sofyan Amrabat Loan Before Deadline, Permanent Deal Unlikely

Manchester United Pursues Loan Deal for Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat Ahead of Deadline

Manchester United is actively engaged in negotiations to secure a loan deal for Fiorentina’s talented midfielder, Sofyan Amrabat, as recent reports suggest. Throughout the summer, Amrabat’s potential move to Old Trafford has been a topic of discussion, with the player expressing a strong desire to join the Red Devils. Currently under contract with the Italian club until 2024, Amrabat garnered attention for his standout performances as a defensive midfielder during Morocco’s journey to the World Cup semi-finals in Qatar last year. His impressive skills have drawn interest from several top European clubs.

While Manchester United has also been exploring the possibility of signing Bayern Munich’s midfielder Ryan Gravenberch as part of their summer acquisitions, this pursuit has faced obstacles in recent weeks. With the Premier League’s transfer window set to close this Friday, Manchester United is now on a tight deadline to finalize the loan agreement with Amrabat.

However, a permanent transfer for Amrabat appears unlikely due to Manchester United’s ongoing Financial Fair Play situation, as reported by The Athletic. The club had previously been penalized with a fine of £256,000 for violating UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules in July. As the negotiations unfold, Manchester United has reportedly approached Tottenham this week with interest in securing defensive midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Additionally, discussions with Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch, who remains an option, have encountered setbacks.

In an unexpected move, Manchester United made a surprising bid of £2.5 million to acquire Marc Cucurella on loan from Chelsea. This maneuver comes as the club’s first-choice left-back, Luke Shaw, faces an extended period on the sidelines due to injury. United’s preference for Cucurella is rooted in his compatibility with Erik ten Hag’s tactical system. Despite being an unused substitute in Chelsea’s initial three games this season, the Spanish international has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League.

Concurrently, Manchester United is in the process of finalizing the transfer of second-choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson to Crystal Palace. This decision follows the earlier signing of Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce, who is set to replace Henderson.

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