Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur preparing to outbid Liverpool for Sofyan Amrabat
According to La Repubblica (h/t Daily Mail), Tottenham Hotspur are preparing an offer of more than £50 million for Florentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat as they hope to beat Liverpool and Atletico Madrid for his signature.
The trio have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old defensive midfielder who has taken the World Cup by storm. The Moroccan has been one of the star players for his side helping them reach their first semi-final in the tournament.
Spurs have been long linked with the midfielder when the north London side were touted to make a move for him back in January earlier this year. However, nothing came of such rumours.
Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his squad ahead of a hectic second half of the season. While he has found success with the midfield duo of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur, their no such competition to them.
Yves Bissouma and Oliver Skipp have not been able to provide tough competition to the duo and injury to either of them would make it very difficult for the club in the middle of the park.
Amrabat has been a regular for Florentina this season, playing 20 games for them in all competitions. While Conte could do with a midfielder like the 26-year-old in his squad, he faces a huge challenge from Liverpool.
Liverpool are believed to be his preferred destination with Jurgen Klopp also meeting with his representatives last week. He is also a regular for both club and country and will likely not want to settle for any other role should he make a move.
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With the race for his signature heating up, it remains to be seen who can secure his signature. Spurs being prepared to offer so much for him shows how much Conte wants him and fans will hope that the manager is successful in his pursuit.