Amrabat’s agent reveals midfielder turned down several clubs to join Man Utd


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Sofyan Amrabat’s agent has revealed that the midfielder turned down “every club that came calling” in order to sign for Manchester United.

After months of speculation, Amrabat finally joined Man Utd in the final hours of transfer deadline day last Friday, signing on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. 90min understands that the Red Devils have paid £8.5m to sign the midfielder on loan, and will have to pay and extra £17.1m in order to sign him outright next June.

The player will now don the number four jersey at the Red Devils, and could make his debut for the club when Man Utd welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to Old Trafford on September 16.

In an open message to Amrabat on Instagram, the midfielder’s agent, Mahmoud El Boustati, revealed that it was his clients dream to play for Man Utd.

“You had a dream that saw you playing under the lights in the Theatre of Dreams,” he wrote.

“You put your trust in me to make that dream a reality, and for 15 years we have been on this journey together that has seen you grow from a young boy with raw talent and a passion for football, to the man you are today, a world class player.

“After your performance at the World Cup, the biggest stage of all, the whole world was speaking your name. They all saw what I always knew, your talent was undeniable.

“My belief in you has never changed and even though these last three months were difficult, with so many obstacles, you turned down every club that came calling because you had faith that your dream would come true. One club.

“We made it brother, a promise kept, a dream realised. The Theatre of Dreams awaits.”

What we know

  • Amrabat’s agent has discussed his move to Man Utd
  • The midfielder has joined the club on loan with an option to buy
  • Morocco international signed late on deadline day

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