Manchester United finally engaged in talks with Fiorentina on Wednesday (30/8/2023). Both clubs reached an agreement for Sofyan Amrabat.

Manchester United finally engaged in talks with Fiorentina on Wednesday (30/8/2023). Both clubs reached an agreement for Sofyan Amrabat.

MU is believed to have initially offered a loan deal for Amrabat. However, Fiorentina rejected the offer because the Italian club would only receive a guarantee of £860,000 or approximately Rp 17 billion.

However, according to Football Insider, the 20-time English champions have made a breakthrough in their efforts to recruit the Moroccan national team player. This happened after talks continued on Wednesday night.

The report also claims that Amrabat will now be allowed to travel to Manchester for a medical examination. This is because Erik ten Hag’s team is getting closer to securing his signature.

Sofyan Amrabat’s contract with Fiorentina will expire in the summer of 2024. However, the Italian club has the option to activate a 12-month extension, which would allow them to sell him at the end of the season.

Man United initially wanted to loan Sofyan Amrabat with a likely purchase obligation included in the agreement. Fiorentina is estimated to value the 27-year-old midfielder at around £30 million due to his contract situation.

Sofyan Amrabat has been linked to several clubs during the summer transfer window, including Barcelona.

Barcelona’s interest is believed to have started after the Moroccan player played a crucial role in helping his country reach the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Atletico Madrid and Liverpool were also briefly mentioned as interested parties. However, Amrabat has consistently expressed his desire to move to Old Trafford.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Amrabat has been waiting for Man United since June. The 27-year-old midfielder has always been the main target for the midfield, despite recent speculations.

Amrabat has not played for Fiorentina recently due to speculation about his future. However, he was a key player for the Italian club last season, making 49 appearances in all competitions and helping them reach the final of the Coppa Italia and the Conference League.

Fiorentina is reported to have agreed to a transfer fee with Nottingham Forest, amid strong interest from Manchester United in signing the player.

According to Italian media Sportitalia, Fiorentina’s £17 million offer for Amrabat has been accepted. However, Amrabat is said to have rejected a move to the City Ground.

Meanwhile, Manchester United’s loan offer for Amrabat was rejected by Fiorentina.

Manchester United has halted the transfer process for Marc Cucurella. One seemingly trivial detail has caused the transfer to fall through.

Cucurella was initially the top candidate for Manchester United’s left-back position. Chelsea had given the green light for Manchester United to sign the player.

At the same time, Cucurella was interested in making the move. The return of Ben Chilwell and the presence of several backup players in the same position posed a threat to his playing time.

However, if he joined Manchester United, Cucurella would have been the first-choice option while waiting for Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia to recover from injuries.

The situation regarding Cucurella’s move to Manchester United initially indicated success. But then journalist David Ornstein released a surprising report.

In his report, it was explained that the Cucurella transfer process had hit a difficult stage and could potentially collapse.

The reason was trivial. Cucurella played for Chelsea in the Carabao Cup in the second round. The 25-year-old player started in the match against AFC Wimbledon.

Chelsea’s decision to field Cucurella could become a problem for Manchester United in the future. This is because the player is now confirmed to be ineligible to play for Manchester United in the 2023 Carabao Cup.

The existing regulations state that a player is prohibited from playing for two different clubs in the same season in the English Cup.

This is detrimental to Manchester United. If the transfer goes through, Cucurella will not be able to play in the third round, which is scheduled for late September 2023.

However, Cucurella was brought to Manchester United to be the main player for the time being while waiting for Shaw and Malacia to fully recover.

In the same report, Manchester United has opted to switch to an alternative player. That player is Sergio Reguilon from Tottenham.

The recruitment option for Reguilon will be similar to Cucurella. The player will be loaned for one season without a purchase option.