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Man Utd sign Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina on loan with £21.4m option to buy


Manchester United have signed Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

United will pay £8.5m (€10m) to take Amrabat on loan with an option to make the deal permanent for £21.4m (€25m).

The 27-year-old becomes United’s fourth Deadline Day signing after the arrivals of goalkeeper Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce, Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon and free agent Jonny Evans.

Amrabat completed his United medical in Italy with the club’s director of football negotiations Matt Hargreaves flying to the country to tie up the deal.

The midfielder has not been training with the Fiorentina first-team squad while his future remained unresolved.

He was not part of Fiorentina’s squad for Thursday’s Europa Conference League play-off second leg against Rapid Vienna.

The Morocco international starred for his country at last year’s World Cup where they finished fourth and has spent three seasons at Fiorentina, making 92 appearances.

Amrabat is United’s seventh summer signing with midfielder Mason Mount, goalkeeper Andre Onana and striker Rasmus Hojlund signed earlier in the window.

Following his move, Amrabat told United’s official website: “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.”

Amrabat worked with United boss Erik ten Hag at Utrecht in the Netherlands.

“I know exactly how Erik ten Hag likes to work and what he needs from his players,” he added.

“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.”

Manchester United Football Director John Murtough said: “We have tracked Sofyan for a long time, so we are really pleased to bring him to Manchester United.

“His committed, high-energy approach to the game fits perfectly with the group that we are building here. We know that Sofyan’s mentality, dynamism and technical qualities will help the squad as we look to achieve success in all competitions this season.”

Source: Sky Sports


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