Tottenham prepare to outbid Liverpool to sign Moroccan World Cup hero Sofyan Amrabat for ‘more than £50 million’
Tottenham are preparing to outbid Liverpool and Atlético Madrid to sign Moroccan World Cup hero Sofyan Amrabat.
Tottenham are expected to ‘escalate their attempts’ to beat Liverpool and Atletico Madrid to sign Moroccan World Cup hero Sofyan Amrabat in January for more than £50 million.
The 26-year-old has been a constant throughout Atlas Lions’ inspiring World Cup campaign. He played in every minute of their six games and guided his national side to become the first African team to reach the last four of a World Cup.
And his epic performances seem to have caught the eye of Spurs boss Antonio Conte and pushed up his price tag La Republic claiming the London club could be willing to pay more than £50 million for the defensive midfielder.
Tottenham are reportedly escalating their attempts to sign Sofyan Amrabat from Morocco (left)
Antonio Conte (pictured) is expected to pay more than £50 million to buy him from Fiorentina
But it is clear they will have to dig deep into the treasury to buy him, with Fiorentina, his home club, reluctant to let go of the midfielder they acquired in 2020 for a £17million fee.
Even then, Spurs would need to beat other suitors Atletico Madrid and Premier League rivals Liverpool with Amrabat’s signature, while Jürgen Klopp met with the Moroccan’s representatives last week.
Spurs had been touted to make an attack on the midfielder in January after it emerged he had struggled to adjust to life in Serie A.
The midfielder (right) played every minute of the World Cup in Qatar for the Atlas Lions
He remained heartbroken after Morocco were beaten 2-0 by France on Wednesday
Yet Amrabat has still amassed an impressive 78 appearances for the club, scoring one goal in that time, while appearing in all but three of Fiorentina’s competitive matches this season.
And he has earned the praise of many football pundits and influential figures over the past four weeks, including none other than French President Emmanuel Macron, who claimed he was ‘the best midfielder in Qatar’.
His contract with Fiorentina expires in 2024 and the Italian club will want to keep him
Unfortunately, Amrabat was unable to help his side continue their fairytale campaign, with Atlas Lions losing 2-0 to France in the semi-finals on Wednesday evening, ending their inspiring tournament.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are also reportedly in the running to sign Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister following his impressive performances for Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar.
Antonio Conte’s side will be back in action on Boxing Day to cement their top four place and take on London rivals Brentford.