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Tottenham aiming to ‘win the race’ for Man Utd target Ten Hag loves as Postecoglou eyes squad revamp


Tottenham are reportedly desperate to ‘win the race’ for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, amid links to Manchester United and West Ham.

The 26-year-old caught the attention of several top clubs after impressing in the World Cup for Morocco last year. More recently, he featured in the Europa Conference League final against the Hammers.

Amrabat certainly has the quality to succeed in the Premier League. So, it will be interesting to see who wins the battle for his signature.,

According to Foot MercatoWest Ham have registered an interest in Amrabat. Indeed, David Moyes is currently on the hunt for a successor to Declan Rice, who looks set to join Arsenal.

However, Amrabat isn’t interested in signing for West Ham. But, Tottenham remain firmly in the race for the Fiorentina star.

Also, as reported by TEAMtalk, Man Utd are interested in the midfielder, with Erik ten Hag keen on signing him.

Interestingly, the Red Devils manager knows Amrabat from their time together at Dutch club Utrecht. So, a reunion could be on the cards.

With that in mind, we could see a bidding war take place between Tottenham and Man Utd for the Moroccan this summer.

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Tottenham set to rival Man Utd for Amrabat

This season, Amrabat has made 49 appearances across all competitions for Fiorentina, making one assist in the process.

Generally operating as a defensive midfielder, his best attributes are at breaking up opposition attacks, with an average of 1.3 tackles and 0.7 interceptions per match.

The Italian club missed out on qualifying for European football by six points. But, as mentioned, Amrabat did help his side reach the Europa Conference League final.

His contract is set to expire in June 2024. So far, Amrabat has refused to sign an extension. This means that Fiorentina will most likely sell him this summer to ensure they don’t lose him on a free transfer.

Recent reports suggest Amrabat could be available for as little as €20m (approx. £17.1m), which is a major bargain for a player of his quality.

But, with Tottenham and Man Utd battling for his signature, his ultimate price tag could end up being higher than that.

Amrabat could certainly be a big signing for Spurs, though. Ange Postecoglou is looking to bolster his squad ahead of next season, with midfield being one of his key focuses in the transfer market.

Indeed, the performances of Yves Bissouma, Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have left a lot to be desired recently. So, it would be a major coup if Tottenham beat Man Utd to Amrabat.

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