- Fiorentina's Sofyan Amrabat was linked with a move to Barcelona, but the deal collapsed at the last minute
- Barcelona supporters desperately want the club to sign Amrabat after his performance against Brazil
- Amrabat produced a crunching tackle on Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior, and then man-handled Rodrygo
Barcelona fans can’t get enough of Sofyan Amrabat, but Real Madrid’s supporters aren’t too thrilled with the Moroccan.
Amrabat has won over the Blaugrana fanbase for the way he handled Los Blancos’ stars during an international friendly game.
Amrabat squared off against Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo when Brazil and Morocco took part in the friendly. As noted by Sky Sports, Morocco beat the South American side 2-1 thanks to goals from Sofiane Boufal and Abdelhamid Sabiri.
The talking point for Barcelona fans, though, was Amrabat’s tackle on Vini Jr and his handling of Rodrygo in the aftermath.
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The Moroccan star, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the past, produced a crunching tackle on the Brazilian winger and then easily swatted away Rodrygo when the Madrid star tried to protest the challenge on his teammate’s behalf.
While the Los Blancos supporters felt that the tackle had no place in a friendly game, Barca’s fans were clamouring for their team to sign the midfielder.
Here's how the respective fans reacted to the tackle:
"This is a dirty tackle! Friendly game."
"Get that man to Barca ."
"Sofyan Amrabat certainly won some more Culé hearts last night! "
"Bring him to Barca asap so he can continue these tackles."
"Thats a straight red."
Amrabat devastated by failed transfer
Sofyan Amrabat might be the saddest Moroccan footballer in the world at the moment.
His loan move to Catalan giants, Barcelona from Serie A outfit, Fiorentina cruelly fell apart at the last possible moment, Sports Brief reported.
Morocco's star performer at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar was locked in for a loan move with the option to buy, but a deal could not be completed before the transfer window closed.