Manchester United confirm the signing of top midfielder
Manchester United have completed the signing of a top midfielder from Serie A side, Fiorentina on transfer deadline day.
The Red Devils confirmed the arrival of Sofyan Amrabat on its official website on Friday, September 1, 2023. He showed interest in moving to Old Trafford despite interest from other Premier League clubs.
Manchester United paid €10million to Fiorentina in a loan deal which will see him stay at the club until June 2024. However, there is buy clause worth €20m plus €5m add-ons in the contract that is if the club want Sofyan to stay on long term.
Amrabat expressed his excitement that the deal was done before the end of the summer transfer window.
"It is a huge honour to become a Manchester United player. I’ve had to be patient for this moment but I’m someone who always listens to my heart and now I am representing the club of my dreams. I am a passionate player; I want to bring that energy to the squad, and I will put everything into every action I take for the team. I know exactly how Erik ten Hag likes to work and what he needs from his players. His coaching and guidance developed me so much as a player earlier in my career. I know that he will help to bring out the best of my abilities so that I can help the group to be successful this season.”
Amrabat brought himself to the limelight during the 2022 FIFA World Cup which was hosted in Qatar. The midfielder was a key part of Morocco's success at the competition by leading them to the semi-finals, a feat achieved for the first time by an African country.