Spanish Side Have Loan Deal Rejected for Moroccan International Sofyan Amrabat

Spanish Side Have Loan Deal Rejected for Moroccan International Sofyan Amrabat

  • Barcelona approached Sofyan Amrabat's agents before submitting an offer to Fiorentina for the player
  • Amrabat made headlines at the FIFA World Cup as he was instrumental in Morocco reaching the semifinals
  • Fiorentina have rejected the first offer for Amrabat from Barcelona but the Spanish club are expected to try again

Barcelona aren’t letting their financial problems derail their quest to bring in new players.

The Spanish giants are looking to bring in a Moroccan star who enjoyed a stellar showing at the FIFA World Cup.

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Moroccan international Sofyan Amrabat is most likely to stay in Italy after Fiorentina rejected a loan deal from Barcelona. Image: Sebastian Frej
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Barcelona have been linked with a move for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat. The Moroccan has also been linked with a move to the English Premier League with either Liverpool or Tottenham.

Barca approached Amrabat’s agent

Respected football journalist Gerard Romero confirmed that Barcelona had approached the agents for Amrabat because the club have a good relationship with them. They were looking to sign the player on loan with a non-mandatory option to buy the player at a later stage.

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Fiorentina reject offer

Fabrizio Romano later confirmed that Barcelona made an official approach for the player, but the Italian club immediately rejected it.

Why Amrabat is highly rated?

The Moroccan had an impressive World Cup outing, putting in performances that caught the eye of numerous teams. He was instrumental as Morocco became the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.

Amrabat’s thoughts on possible transfer

The player previously spoke about the links to Barcelona, saying that he was proud to be associated with the team, Goal noted.

“I’m proud to be linked with top clubs like Barcelona and Atletico. But I’m a Fiorentina player, I respect the club and I have a great relationship with the president. We also have a good coach at Fiorentina.”

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Fans have their say


"Barcelona - One day UEFA and La Liga told them they need to release €150-200m because of FairPlay and the next day they sign players."


"I really don't understand why teams are ignoring him."


"No chance Fiorentina will let him go on loan unless Barcelona are giving them players in return."


"This will be a very good signing."

Gattuso impressed with Amrabat's performance

Sports Brief previously reported that Sofyan Amrabat's performances at the FIFA World Cup caught the eye of many.

Amrabat also received plaudits from one of the great midfielders of the game, Gennaro Gattuso.

Gattuso has a reputation for being a tough tackler and tireless worker during his career, many traits that Amrabat also shares.

Source: Sports Brief News