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Sofyan Amrabat speaks on his future at Manchester United

Published: Updated: 15:32, 26 May 2024
The Moroccan midfielder expressed his desire to stay at Old Trafford permanently

Manchester United loanee, Sofyan Amrabat, has recently expressed his desire to remain with the club on a permanent basis. However, it is still unclear whether this will materialize.

Amrabat, a 27-year-old Morocco international, joined Manchester United on loan in the summer amidst much speculation. The deal struck between Fiorentina and Manchester United includes an option to sign the playmaker permanently for £21 million.

Despite making 21 appearances in Premier League matches for United this season - only ten of which were starts - it remains uncertain if he will continue at Old Trafford next year. This ambiguity extends to many other players as well.

Stellar performance in final amidst uncertainty

Regardless of the uncertainty surrounding his future with the club, Amrabat delivered an impressive performance in the FA Cup final where United triumphed over Manchester City with a scoreline of 2-1 at Wembley. Post-match, he did not dismiss outrightly any possibility of a permanent transfer.

In an interview with Ziggo Sport about his future plans, he stated that discussions regarding his transfer would take place soon.

Sofyan Amrabat, Manchester United midfielder, said:

"Do I already know what I’m going to do next year? No. We are going to talk.

"Staying is certainly an option. Look, I think it has been a very difficult season. For Manchester United it needs to be much better, and also for me personally."

Manchester United is expected to be active in the upcoming summer transfer market under Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos' leadership. However, recent reports suggest that they are unlikely to pursue a permanent deal for Amrabat.

If these reports hold true and no permanent deal is pursued for him by Man Utd., then due to a secret clause agreed upon prior to his switch from Fiorentina to Old Trafford; Amrabat's contract at Fiorentina will be extended by another year. This clause was insisted upon by Fiorentina as per Italian outlet Il Tirreno back in September last year as part of their strategy aimed at protecting their midfielder's market value.

Amrabat's initial struggles and future prospects

Amrabat admitted that his initial period at Manchester United, where he filled in as a left-back, was challenging. However, he remains hopeful about the future and is looking forward to discussing his transfer soon.

Sofyan Amrabat added:

"That wasn’t easy. I have always remained calm and trained very hard. Ultimately, that patience has been rewarded.

"We are going to talk. Manchester United are the biggest club in the world, so who wouldn’t want to play football here? But all parties have to be happy with each other, so we will sit down now and see what happens."

While Sofyan Amrabat has expressed a clear desire to stay with Manchester United on a permanent basis, the decision ultimately lies with the club. The summer transfer market will likely provide more clarity on this matter. Until then, fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike will be eagerly awaiting updates on this developing story.

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