Jurgen Klopp ‘holding a meeting with the representatives of Morocco star Sofyan Amrabat’ as Liverpool step up their efforts to sign the midfielder…
- Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat was extremely impressive at the World Cup
- Liverpool are reportedly keen to make a transfer for the Fiorentina midfielder
- Jürgen Klopp met with Amrabat representatives, and the Reds were excited about him
- Liverpool want to add a midfielder and Amrabat are interested in a transfer
- However, the Reds will face competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan
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Jürgen Klopp has reportedly met with the representatives of Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat, with Liverpool keen to sign the midfielder.
Amrabat currently represents the Atlas Lions at the 2022 World Cup and he was a key part of their historic run to the quarter-finals – the first time the African side has ever reached that stage.
He played every minute in Qatar, including all 120 of their victory over Spain on Tuesday, and the defensive midfielder was one of the breakaway stars of the tournament.
Jurgen Klopp has reportedly met with representatives of Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat (R)
And according to the French outlet Foot MercatoLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp met with Amrabat representatives as the Reds step up their efforts to sign the 26-year-old.
The Merseyside team are looking for a central midfielder, having left Aurelien Tchouameni in the summer before moving to Real Madrid.
They are widely reported to be the favorites to sign Jude Bellingham, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Naby Keita are all out of contract next summer, while Curtis Jones and Fabinho have battled for fitness and form this year. must sign more than one midfielder.
Amrabat is currently plying his trade for Fiorentina and the report says he would be open to leaving the Serie A club to achieve his goal of playing in the Champions League.
Reds boss Klopp is reportedly keen to add Amrabat as he looks to improve his options in midfield
Amrabat has been one of the breakaway stars in Qatar, shining in a defensive midfield role
Klopp has reportedly already met with his representatives and will talk further after the World Cup.
Amrabat impressed as Morocco topped Group F – which also included Croatia and Belgium – and his form in Qatar follows a stellar two-and-a-half season at La Viola after joining from Club Brugge in 2020.
The defensive midfielder still has a year and a half left on his Italy deal, meaning Fiorentina may be open to sale to cash in on his value now.
His agent Mohammed Sinouh has also claimed that there is a lot of interest in Amrabat after his sensational displays in Qatar.
Sinouh said, “Of course I get a lot of calls for Sofyan. The whole world has seen that he is the best defensive midfielder in the World Cup.
“Sofyan is a top professional, he is focused on the World Cup with Morocco.”
His brother, Nordin – who played for Watford between 2016-2018 and now plies his trade for AEK Athens – also sparked interest in the midfielder, claiming that the top clubs in Europe finally realized how good he was.
‘I am really incredibly proud of Sofyan,’ he says to De Telegraaf.
Amrabat currently works for Fiorentina in Serie A, having joined them in 2020
His brother, Nordin Amrabat (L), who played for Watford from 2016 to 2018, claimed that the top clubs in Europe finally realized that Sofyan
‘When you play so well on such a podium – in three games against countries like Croatia, Belgium and Canada – you have a lot to offer.
“I think the top clubs in Europe who have been sleeping have now woken up. In January, Sofyan himself was already in talks with Tottenham Hotspur, but there was no agreement with Fiorentina about the transfer fee.
“I think the interested will be lining up now.”
However, if Liverpool solidify their interest, they will have to fight for competition, with both Tottenham and Inter Milan eager to make the switch to Amrabat.
According to his brother’s comments, Spurs were reportedly interested in the midfielder before deciding to sign Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur in January this year.
Liverpool will return to action on December 22 with a draw in the Carabao Cup against Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Morocco and Amrabat will face Portugal in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday afternoon at 3pm (GMT).