Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat publicly offered to PSG
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi might be getting calls coming from Morocco very soon. That's after professional footballer and older brother of Sofyan Amrabat, Nordin recently spoke to L'Equipe and begged the club owner to make an offer to sign the 26-year-old Morocco international.
Morocco's current World Cup run of results has escaped no one. Natives from the African country are flooding the streets before and, much more after their squad wins every game they play in Qatar.
In the middle of such madness, starting midfielder Sofyan Amrabat has found himself making headlines this weekend. That's because of his brother Nordin's actions.
“Nasser Al-Khelaifi, if you read my words, take my brother!”
Nordin couldn't contain himself while speaking to the French newspaper L'Equipe in an interview published on Saturday, offering the services of his brother to the PSG president.
PSG could join the race to sign Morocco international and World Cup superstar Sofyan Amrabat
Born in the Netherlands bur representing Morocco in international competition, Sofyan Amrabat spent multiple years playing for Dutch Eredivisie teams Utrecht and Feyenoord before moving to Belgium and spending a little over a season there.
In the summer of 2019, though, Amrabat moved to Italy to play for Hellas Verona on loan, then got signed, and finally was sold to Fiorentina ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
After playing 54 Serie A games prior to this season, Amrabat's 13 league games in the 2022-23 campaign and 7 Europa Conference League appearances this season with Fiorentina served to put the midfielder in multiple radars.
According to Footmercato, two giant teams interested in the midfielder are Tottenham and Liverpool, both in the upper class of the English Premier League. Inter Milan is another of the teams reportedly interested in the World Cup star, as per that report.
While Tottenham was the closest to signing the 26-year-old midfielder last summer, the negotiations ended up going nowhere.
On Sunday, media outlet Relevo updated their story on Amrabat's transfer saga, including further details about the price Fiorentina has quoted the player at.
According to Matteo Moretto, writing for Relevo, "Fiorentina is asking for €40M" in exchange for Amrabat, including add-ons.
If PSG or any other European club ends up paying such a figure, that'd be a massive coup and present a great return on investment by Fiorentina.
Hellas Verona bought Amabat for an initial €3.5M and Fiorentina spent €20M in acquiring his services. Now that he's proven his talents in the largest of football stages at the Qatar World Cup, Amrabat could double his price of acquisition.
Liverpool is seen as the no. 1 candidate team to sign the Morocco international, according to Relevo. The English team from Merseyside "have club staff following Amrabat in Qatar" and "keeping a close eye on his performances" while being "amazed" by his level of play in the World Cup.
There is nothing suggesting PSG or Al-Khelaifi have already made a move to try and sign Amrabat this January or next summer, though.
Amrabat's contract runs until 2024 and there is an option in his deal that Fiorentina can execute in order for the Italians to extend the contract one more year until the end of the 2024-25 season.
Morocco will play France in the World Cup semi-finals next Wednesday, Dec. 14, trying to earn a ticket for the Final scheduled to take place on Sunday, Dec. 18, in Losail.