Barcelona-Linked Amrabat Ready to Leave Fiorentina

Sofyan Amrabat has likely played his last game with Fiorentina in Prague in the loss against West Ham in the European Conference League final. The midfielder seemingly bid farewell to the Viola in a lengthy Instagram post, stating to be proud to have been part of the team.

Per Calciomercato, the Moroccan international was very close to joining Barcelona in January. Though, the club didn’t let him leave. Coach Vincenzo Italiano even initially excluded him from one Serie A contest because he wanted out. Manchester United are also keen.

The Gigliati request €40M to part ways with their star. According to German journalist Philip Kessler (via Sportitalia), Bayern Munich could turn their attention toward the 26-year-old if they don’t sign Declan Rice.

His brother and agent Nordin Amrabat openly spoke about departing to ESPN (via Corriere dello Sport).

“I rule out a move to West Ham. He wants to get to the top. His desire is to play in Spain. He’s a primary target for Barcelona, but their economic state is well-known. There are a few other clubs pursuing him.”

Our Take on Amrabat

It seems a fait accompli already that he would transfer. Keeping ahold of him in January was an achievement for Fiorentina, which reaped the benefits on the pitch, even though they ultimately didn’t win a trophy despite having two shots at it. The matter is where he’ll go and for how much. The profit will be sizeable regardless. They paid €20M to acquire him from Hellas Verona two and a half years ago.

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