Italian club ACF Fiorentina has set a deadline for the transfer of Soufiane Amrabat, the Italian Corriere dello Sport reported on Tuesday.
The Moroccan player has been asked to decide on his future in the next 48 to 72 hours, the report noted, adding that the Fiorentina leadership sees the setting of the deadline as a means to avoid the prospect of a last-minute transfer that would see the Italian club enter the final days of the transfer window looking for Amrabat’s replacement.
The highly respected Moroccan holding midfielder has repeatedly been linked to a number of elite European clubs, including Manchester United, Liverpool, and Atletico Madrid.
The player’s dream was reportedly to move to FC Barcelona but the Spanish club’s difficult financial situation prevented the transfer from happening.
Fiorentina is reportedly asking for 30 million euros for Amrabat as the club is not willing to let him go for less.
The 27-year-old midfielder delivered astonishing performances during the recent Qatar 2022 World Cup, and he has consistently been a commanding presence in Firentina’s midfield.
With Manchester United head coach Erik Ten Hag having previously worked with Amrabat in FC Utrecht in the Dutch football league, numerous reports have suggested that Manchester United is still eager to benefit from the services of the Moroccan.
Meanwhile, Liverpool has shown strong interest in the Atlas Lion since the club is short in the midfield after allowing six of their midfielders to leave. With the club having recently missed out on two of its top midfield targets, recent reports suggest it is now leading the race to lure Amrabat away from Fiorentina.