Liverpool target, the 26-year-old Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat responds to transfer links after agent discusses future
After guiding Morocco to victory over Canada, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal to get to the World Cup semifinals, Sofyan Amrabat has been linked with a move to Liverpool.
As a result of victories over Canada, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal, he assisted Morocco in becoming the first African team in history to get to the semifinals.
However, Liverpool target, Sofyan Amrabat has downplayed rumors that he may leave Fiorentina in January to sign with a Premier League team like Liverpool.
Amrabat is reportedly being considered as a January acquisition by Liverpool as they search for a new central midfielder, although he is currently focused on helping Fiorentina win this season.
Additionally, Alberto Maria, his agent, denied any transfer rumors.
“It is a great honour to be associated with these kinds of clubs,” Amrabat told Marca. “Right now I’m playing for Fiorentina. I have a lot of respect for my club, it’s a great team.
“I have a great coach [Vincenzo Italiano] and a wonderful relationship with the owner Rocco Commisso, who brought me to Fiorentina, and also with Joe Barone [general manager] and Daniele Prade [sporting director]. I have a lot of respect for them and for the club.”
Amrabat joined Fiorentina in the summer of 2020 after spells with Utrecht, Feyenoord, Club Brugge and Hellas Verona.
He’s played regularly for the Italian giants since the transfer – making 78 appearances in all competitions – and has 18 months left on his contract.
Amrabat’s agent Maria insists his client wants to show Fiorentina loyalty after they decided against signing Lucas Torreira on a permanent basis.
The former Arsenal midfielder, also 26, spent last season on loan at Fiorentina and was often referred to Amrabat.
“Fiorentina are enjoying his qualities now, given that last year [his position] was a bit covered by Lucas Torreira,” Maria told Radio Sportiva, as quoted by GOAL. “We have received many phone calls for him, but we respect the choices Fiorentina are making.
“They decided to bet on him and not to redeem Torreira, even if they could have played together. The calls are nice, but we have an excellent relationship with Fiorentina, in addition to the long contract that binds him to Viola. Despite playing in a lower European competition, they are a very respectable club.”