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£25m Fiorentina midfielder dreams of returning to Man United after Erik ten Hag stay



£25m Fiorentina midfielder dreams of returning to Man United after Erik ten Hag stay

Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat dreams of rejoining Manchester United following the club’s decision to continue with manager Erik ten Hag, according to Corriere dello Sport.

On deadline day last summer, the Morocco international joined the Red Devils on loan from Fiorentina.

Several clubs expressed interest in signing him, but he was set on moving to Old Trafford.

The Premier League’s higher level of competition caused Amrabat to have a rough beginning to his United career.

Early in 2024, he was reduced to a bench regular until in the last four games of the season, the 27-year-old started.

Due to his outstanding efforts, he was selected to start in the FA Cup final instead of Casemiro. Last month, United rejected the chance to purchase him for £17 million plus £4 million in add-ons.

His ambition has become even more concrete with the club’s decision to continue with Ten Hag. The Dutch tactician recently put pen-to-paper on a new contract until the summer of 2026.

It is claimed that a transfer could be redone. Amrabat’s current contract with Fiorentina expires next summer and sporting director Daniel Prade could be tempted to sell him for just £13m.

Amrabat had the choice to join several Premier League rivals last summer, but he was adamant that he wanted to move to United and reunite with his former Utrecht manager Ten Hag.

Things did not go as planned for the talented midfielder, who was described as ‘world-class‘ by Morocco manager Walid Regragui during the successful World Cup campaign in 2022.

He was initially played out of position at left-back and then struggled to adapt to the high press from defensive midfield.

Kobbie Mainoo and Casemiro were preferred over him from February, but the injury crisis at centre-back changed his fortunes. Amrabat got the nod in midfield as Casemiro filled the void.

His performances were impressive to the point that Casemiro was on the bench for the FA Cup final. The Brazilian eventually dropped out of the squad with a minor injury in the warm up.

The Red Devils did not trigger the buy clause for Amrabat last month, but the midfielder will be hoping for a reunion. Ten Hag also appears keen on bringing him back to Old Trafford.

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