Manchester United have completed the long-awaited signing of Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
The 27-year-old Moroccan international rejected interest from Fulham, West Ham, and Galatasaray after giving the Red Devils his word that he wanted to move to Old Trafford this summer.
Sofyan Amrabat seals Man United switch
The news was announced by the club’s official social media platforms and sees the Red Devils wrap up their fourth signing in the last 24 hours following the late additions of goalkeeper Altay Bayindir, experienced defender Jonny Evans who returns to the club on a one-year deal, and the loan transfer of Sergio Reguillon.
🔴 Sofyan Amrabat = United 🔴#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 1, 2023
Speaking for the first time as a United player, Amrabat said, “It is a huge honor 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’s loan fee is expected to come in at $10.8m and the defensive midfielder is available on a permanent deal next summer for $21.5m plus a further $5.4m in reasonably achieved add-ons.