Manchester United have officially confirmed the signing of Sofyan Amrabat on loan from Serie A side Fiorentina.
Amrabat had been linked with a move to Man Utd for the majority of the transfer window, but it would take the club until the final hours of the transfer window to finalise a deal.
90min reported earlier on September 1 that the club have now agreed to pay Fiorentina a loan fee of £8.5m, and will retain an option to sign the player on a permanent deal in the summer of 2024 for an extra £17.1m. Man Utd would also commit to potentially paying around £4.3m in performance-related add-ons if they sign the player outright.
A club statement announcing the deal reads: “Sofyan Amrabat has joined Manchester United on loan from ACF Fiorentina until June 2024, subject to international clearance and registration requirements.”
The player had been extremely keen to join Man Utd throughout the window, agreeing personal terms way back in mid-August and even being taking out of first-team activities at Fiorentina in order to attempt to finalise a deal.
Speaking about the signing John Murtough said: “We have tracked Sofyan for a long time, so we are really pleased to bring him to Manchester United. His committed, high-energy approach to the game fits perfectly with the group that we are building here.
“We know that Sofyan’s mentality, dynamism and technical qualities will help the squad as we look to achieve success in all competitions this season.”
Amrabat completes what’s been a fairly busy summer for Man Utd. The club secured the services of a number of new players including Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount and Sergio Reguilon.
What we know
- Amrabat has officially joined Manchester United
- The midfielder has signed on loan
- Man Utd have an option of making the deal permanent next summer