Tottenham Hotspur dealt a blow in their pursuit of Morocco star Sofyan Amrabat
According to Corriere Dello Sport (h/t Liverpool Echo), Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat, with rivals Liverpool set to make their interest more concrete.
Spurs have been interested in the versatile playmaker who plies his trade for Italian league outfit Fiorentina and is earning rave reviews for his impressive performances with Morocco at the FIFA World Cup.
Morocco surprised the world by topping their World Cup group stage which included heavyweights Belgium and Croatia alongside the exciting Canadian team.
It has been their performances which have caught the eye and Amrabat is certainly a key component of their fluid attack up front. The 26-year-old is an able defensive midfielder who is safe in possession and strong in the tackle.
Hence, there is interest from multiple teams for the player with Spurs also interested. However, it is claimed that Liverpool are ready to make its interest more concrete by making an offer which would double the salary that he is earning at his current club.
Liverpool are also in the market for a quality midfielder having seen their current season crumble due to injuries. Hence Fabio Paratici and the team have to be extra mindful of time when it comes to signing the Moroccan international.
Amrabat is in the final year of his current contract (Transfermarkt) at Fiorentina hence providing an opportunity for a cut-price, with the player free to talk to foreign clubs come January.
Therefore, it is pretty comprehensible of the registered interest as it is rare that a player of his quality could be available for a low fee or even potentially a free transfer. January would then be the best time for La Viola to cash in on him if he doesn’t renew his deal and they want something in return for him.
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His stock has definitely risen after his recent World Cup showings and it isn’t a surprise that the Reds are willing to spend good cash on his wages. Morocco will be facing Spain in the Round of 16 in what would provide us with the perfect opportunity to see Amrabat in action and how he fares against top-quality opposition.