Man Utd leave it late! Red Devils confirm Sofyan Amrabat loan signing from Fiorentina with purchase option worth €25m

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Manchester United have confirmed the loan signing of Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina.
  • Amrabat joins Man Utd on loan
  • Red Devils can make deal permanent next summer
  • Liverpool were also interested

WHAT HAPPENED? Amrabat has been linked with a move away from the Serie A side since starring during Morocco's run to the 2022 World Cup semi-finals. United have won the race for his signature, confirming his arrival on deadline day.

WHAT THEY SAID: “It is a huge honour to become a Manchester United player. I’ve had to be patient for this moment but I’m someone who always listens to my heart and now I am representing the club of my dreams," Amrabat said.

"I am a passionate player. I want to bring that energy to the squad, and I will put everything into every action I take for the team. I know exactly how Erik ten Hag likes to work and what he needs from his players. His coaching and guidance developed me so much as a player earlier in my career I know that he will help to bring out the best of my abilities so that I can help the group to be successful this season.”

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: It's understood that the Red Devils are paying a €10 million (£8.6m/$10.9m) loan fee for Amrabat's services this season. They will then have the option to make his move permanent next summer for €25m (£21m/$27m).

AND WHAT'S MORE: Liverpool were among the other sides interested in signing Amrabat this summer. However, they have missed out, opting to bring in Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich instead.


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WHAT NEXT? United are in action against Arsenal on Sunday, but Amrabat will not feature as he was not registered to play in time.